Newcastle striker Siem de Jong has no thoughts of quitting at St James’ Park, despite a rough start to his Premier League career.
De Jong, 26, signed a six-year deal with the Magpies, last summer after signing for £6million from Ajax and was named vice-captain by former boss Alan Pardew. But the good news for the Dutch international ended there as he picked up a thigh strain in September last year and then suffered a collapsed lung and only returned to action in April.
He featured just five times last season, scoring once, but he started and scored in the League Cup win over Northampton and has been on the bench twice in the Premier League so far this season and he is convinced he can see out the remaining five years of his contract.
“I can certainly stay here for five years. Tim Krul has been here for 10 years,” De Jong said in the Daily Star. But it does depend on many factors.”
The Swiss-born attacking midfielder did suggest he fancies the idea of a move to MLS later in his career.
“I am adventurous, even though I played with Ajax for seven years. I would certainly look at the end of my career towards Los Angeles or New York. I’ve been a few times to the US. I travel a lot anyway,” he added.