Newcastle United have signed Siem de Jong from Ajax after the player completed his medical and has agreed personal terms with the club, SkySports reports. 

The Dutch midfielder is said to have been brought in to fill the void left by Yohan Cabaye when the Frenchman left for Paris Saint-Germain. 

With only one year left on his current contract, de Jong has admitted his desire to find a new challenge and has picked the English Premier League as his destination. 

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After signing his new deal with the Magpies, the 25-year-old, whose brother Luuk de Jong had a short loan spell at the side, expressed his delight at completing the switch. 

“It is great to have signed for Newcastle. It is a big club which my brother told me all about, so I already feel good here.

“I had been at Ajax a long time and wanted a new challenge in a new environment and a new country.

“Coming to Newcastle is a great opportunity and the chance to play for a club like this in the Premier League was one I could not turn down.

“I am looking forward to starting training and meeting my new team-mates and hopefully we can have a successful season.”