Three reasons Newcastle United must give Siem de Jong one more chance

According to reports in the Newcastle Chronicle, Newcastle United striker Siem de Jong wants one last chance to impress for the Magpies this summer.

The 28-year-old attacker moved to St James’ Park from Ajax in 2014 for a fee in the region of £6m, signing a mammoth six-year deal.

However, things haven’t gone to plan for the Netherlands international on Tyneside, and a number of injury problems and freak accidents have meant that he has made just 26 appearances in all competitions for the newly-promoted Premier League side in the last three years, scoring two goals.

He spent last season on loan at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven, and showed signs that he could be getting back to the form that could see him make an impact for the Toon Army in the English top flight next term.

Rafa Benitez will certainly be keen to take a closer look at the 28-year-old during pre-season as he continues to build his squad for their return to the Premier League.

Here are three reasons Newcastle must give De Jong one last chance to impress…