Reports in Turkey suggest Super Lig outfit Fenerbahce have made an enquiry for Siem de Jong this week. After hardly pulling up trees during his first two seasons at the Toon, the Champions League side are thought to be offering a way out for our Dutch midfielder with the jury out as to whether he will feature in Rafael Benitez’s plans next season.
After playing a grand total of 98 minutes for Newcastle ever since Benitez assumed control as manager at the back end of last season, de Jong will have his work cut out should he wish to remain a Magpies player in the 2016/2017 season.
After losing their valued number 10 Diego Ribas this summer, it is thought that Fenerbahce have targeted the 27-year-old as their ideal replacement with rumours suggesting he could be allowed to leave for a fee of around £6.75 million.
With the arrivals of Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle this week (although Andros Townsend did depart), competition for places is only getting more fierce over at St James’ Park.
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