Rafael Benitez says Siem de Jong speaking to another club

Huddersfield Town's German head coach David Wagner (C) congratulates his team as Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez (R) looks on after  the English Premier League football...

Siem de Jong looks set to be leaving Newcastle United for Ajax in the summer transfer window.

Huddersfield Town's German head coach David Wagner (C) congratulates his team as Newcastle United's Spanish manager Rafael Benitez (R) looks on after  the English Premier League football...

Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has told The Shields Gazette that Siem de Jong is speaking to another club.

According to the report, De Jong is in talks with Dutch giants Ajax over a move in the summer transfer window.

When asked about De Jong’s proposed return to Ajax, Benitez told The Shields Gazette: “He’s one of the players talking with another club. We are waiting.”

Siem de Jong of Ajax celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City FC and Ajax Amsterdam at the Etihad Stadium on...

De Jong joined Newcastle from Ajax in the summer of 2014 for a transfer fee reported by The Express to be worth £6 million.

The 28-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or as a forward, arrived at St. James’ Park with a strong reputation.

Much was expected of the Netherlands international at Newcastle, but he had injury and fitness issues.

Siem De Jong of Newcastle United during a pre-season friendly match between Preston North End and Newcastle United at Deepdale on July 22, 2017 in Preston, England.

During last season when Newcastle were playing in the Championship after getting relegated from the Premier League, De Jong was playing for Dutch club PSV on loan.

The Dutchman would have been a success for the Magpies had he not had injury and fitness problems, and from Benitez’s comments, it seems that he is on his way out of St. James’ Park.

Newcastle are back in the Premier League this season, but the Magpies are not going to miss De Jong if he leaves for Ajax this summer.

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