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Siem De Jong passes his medical and will soon be unveiled as a PSV Eindhoven player; Newcastle United's Siem De Jong set to link up with his brother and will play in the Champions League this season.

Byline: Lee Ryder

Newcastle United are close to announcing the loan exit of Siem De Jong after the Holland international passed a medical with PSV Eindhoven.

De Jong is set for a season-long loan deal with the Dutch side following two years of injury hell on Tyneside.

However, he got through a medical in Holland with no problems and will now work on fitness before getting much-needed game-time under his belt.

De Jong will also link up with his brother and former United striker Luuk De Jong.

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And Luuk De Jong has already spoken to the Dutch media about the prospect of him joining PSV, he said: "It's a good opportunity for him to show himself again at the highest level.

"For PSV it is good to have a lot of competition.

"We are entering a tough season and need options.

"Once before we had the chance to play together.

"Then Siem went to Newcastle, I could have stayed there, but I chose to go to PSV.

"It's great that we can play together now anyway."

De Jong travelled to Holland over the weekend and has been pictured with a PSV fan before his medical.

The player has made just four league starts for the Magpies in two years since arriving from Ajax.


Credit: 2016 Newcastle United

Siem de Jong during a Newcastle United training session

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Chronicle (Newscastle upon Tyne, England)
Geographic Code:4EUNE
Date:Aug 22, 2016
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