Ajax have confirmed the acquisition of Siem de Jong, who has signed a contract valid until June 30th, 2020.
The 28-year-old offensive midfielder left Ajax in 2014 for Newcastle United for about six million pounds. His career then, however, was stopped by serious injury. At Newcastle he played only in 22 Premier League matches. Previous season he spent on loan at PSV Eindhoven, in 19 games of Eredivisie he scored six goals.
During his first adventures with Ajax, De Jong even reached the position of captain in the team that had won the Dutch championship four times. Now he comes back to help them in a particularly difficult season, in which, for the first time since 1966, they will run out of European cups after failing qualifying for the UEFA Europa League in a clash against Norwegian Rosenborg.
Amsterdamers will pay about four million euros for the 28-year offensive midfielder.
Ajax can freely spend money despite the lack of cups, because in the window they sold Davins Sanchez, Davy Klaasen, Jairo Riedewald and Kenny Tete for a total of 80 million euros.
This is the second important return to Ajax in this window, as they previously transferred Klaas-Jan Huntelaar on a free transfer.