Newcastle United's Siem de Jong joins PSV Eindhoven on loan

Newcastle United striker Siem de Jong has joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan.

De Jong, 27, joined the Magpies from Ajax in 2014 but has only managed seven starts and 26 appearances in total for the club because of a series of injury problems.

At PSV he will link up with his brother Luuk de Jong, who spent time on loan with Newcastle during the 2013-14 campaign.

Speaking in the Dutch media, Luuk de Jong is reported by the Newcastle Chronicle as saying: "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."

Siem de Jong has been sidelined with a hamstring injury but is close to returning to full fitness.