Former captain Siem de Jong returns after three years with Ajax

Former captain Siem de Jong returns after three years with Ajax

Ajax has the return of Siem de Jong completed. The 28-year-old midfielder signs a contract for three years in Amsterdam, reports the club Monday on the website.

De Jong returns after three difficult years at Newcastle United back on the old nest. The six-time international joined in the summer of 2014 to 8.7 million euros to the English club, but due to injuries he was never a regular at the ‘side, after’.

It is unknown how high the transfer fee that Ajax are now paying for The Young, that the society of coach Marcel Keizer of more depth. The midfielder will be with the number 23 to play and was Monday, directly on the training ground.

The Young, who have a contract until mid-2020 to be had in Newcastle, was last season leased to PSV, where he was in nineteen Premier league duels was good for six hits.



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14:57 – August 28, 2017

Coming home

According to De Jong took over Ajax a week ago contact him. That happened just after he with the clubleiding of Newcastle United told him that a departure is negotiable.

“I got in the preparation not feel like I’m in the plans of the trainer would occur,” says De Jong at Ajax TV. “Then, reported use of Ajax and that was for me a great opportunity.”

The midfielder is in Amsterdam a lot of people with whom he worked earlier. “Especially in the staff. It feels like coming home. I hope just as hard work as it used to be better and hopefully to become a champion.”


The former youth player of De Graafschap, debuted in september 2007 with Ajax in professional football. In the seven years he then made 57 goals in 168 matches played. In the seasons 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 he was captain of the Amsterdammers, with whom he in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 champion.

Ajax explained this transferzomer earlier attacker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, keepers Benjamin of Leather and Kostas Lamprou, and defender Luis Orejuela and Maximilian Wöber.

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