PSV weigh up De Jong move

PSV Eindhoven technical director Marcel Brands admits they are looking at Newcastle United midfielder Siem de Jong with a view to bringing him back to the Eredivisie.

De Jong has endured a nightmare spell on Tyneside since joining the Magpies for £6 million in 2014, making only 22 league appearances over the past two seasons.

Marco van Ginkel was said to be their main target but his recent knee injury scuppered the chance of the Chelsea midfielder returning for a second stint.

“There are so many [options]. We will certainly do something, but what exactly I will tell later,” Brands told ED when asked about the rumours of an impending move for De Jong.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez hinted that De Jong could be on his way out, before admitting his undeniable quality as a footballer.

“I was talking with him (on Friday morning),” he told reporters. “The first thing is to see if he can be fit. I have no doubt about his quality.

“He’s a player that can help a lot in some games because of his quality and experience. But at the same time, he’s like some other players. We have a lot of players at the moment.”

The Netherlands international scored 78 goals and registered 48 assists in 244 games for Ajax before moving to England.

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