Siem De Jong's agent says there is no PSV offer, but admits client could leave

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez with Siem De Jong

The Newcastle United midfielder has struggled in English football.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez with Siem De JongNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez with Siem De Jong

The agent of Newcastle United attacker Siem De Jong has made it clear there is currently no contract between the player and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Louis Laros told Algemeen Dagblad this morning that he understood the reasons behind the potential switch, but that nothing was currently underway and the Dutchman was just focusing on recovery from another injury problem:

“Let me preface that there are no talks between PSV and us.

Newcastle's Fabricio Coloccini (R) and Luuk de Jong look dejected at the end of the matchNewcastle's Fabricio Coloccini (R) and Luuk de Jong look dejected at the end of the match

“I get the idea though, because his brother plays in Eindhoven. Siem is focusing on his recovery and will take probably another two or three weeks.”

He did however admit that he might be open to a loan move:

"We rule nothing out, nor in the Netherlands. It obviously depends on what the plans of Newcastle United are and whether they are open to a rental period."

Southampton's Virgil van Dijk in action with Newcastle's Siem De JongSouthampton's Virgil van Dijk in action with Newcastle's Siem De Jong

It was reported by Goal that PSV were in talks with the player about a move. A switch to PSV would have reunited him with his brother Luuk De Jong. The latter turned his career around after a dreadful loan spell at Newcastle with a move to PSV, and the hope is Siem could do the same.

De Jong has not exactly had much luck at Newcastle. The 2014 signing from Ajax has suffered with serious injuries in his time at St James' Park including a torn groin, collapsed lung and a lacerated eye.

He has played just 26 times for the club and scored two goals for Newcastle in his two seasons at St James’ Park so his departure would not come as a surprise.

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