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Newcastle agreed deal for De Jong

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Ajax captain Siem De Jong on a six-year contract, according to TalkSport.

The attacking midfielder had been with the Eredivise giants his entire career, scoring seventy-eight goals in two-hundred-and-forty-four appearances since turning professional.

Internationally, the 25 year old has been capped six times by the Netherlands, but was left out of Louis van Gaal’s squad for this summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

His brother Luuk spend the second half of the 2013/14 campaign on loan at St James Park, though the North East club decided against signing him on a permanent deal.

De Jong becomes the third new arrival on Tyneside this summer following deals for Spanish striker Ayoze Perez and Jack Colback from Sunderland.

Newcastle, who finished in tenth place last season, begin the forthcoming campaign by hosting champions Manchester City and they can be backed at 4/1 for the victory.

Wed 2 Jul, 2014
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