PSV Eindhoven have confirmed Luuk de Jong will leave the club this summer amid strong links with a move to Sevilla.
It was reported earlier this week a £11.2m fee had been agreed between the parties for his transfer. De Jong was expected to return for pre-season duty, but the 24-time Dutch champions gave their leading scorer of 2018/19 permission to conclude a move away from the Philips Stadion.
The former De Graafschap youth product joined PSV following an unsuccessful spell at Borussia Mönchengladbach (8 goals in 45 games). During his association with the Bundesliga side, he endured an equally disappointing period at Newcastle United on loan (0 goals in 12 games).
His time in Eindhoven has been anything but a failure. Across five Eredivisie campaigns he would register 94 goals in 159 appearances, winning the championship on three occasions, and lifting though winning the Golden Boot once which he shared with Dusan Tadic last season.
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De Jong’s renewed form would see a number of clubs reportedly interested most notably from Mexico (Monterrey and Club América) though Sevilla have seemingly won out. Under returning sporting director Monchi they have already acquired the services of striker Munas Dabbur, centre-back Diego Carlos and central midfielder Joan Jordan.
Third time’s a charm for De Jong? Five things to know…
- De Jong made his name at FC Twente where he registered 59 goals in 120 games.
- It earned him a move to Borussia Mönchengladbach, who had just sold Marco Reus to Borussia Dortmund.
- However, the Dutchman would struggle, managing only eight goals across 45 outings.
- He’d join Newcastle United on a six-month loan in January 2014 but would fail to score in 12 games.
- Since returning to the Netherlands he’s rediscovered his mojo: 112 goals in 204 games, earning him a third foreign adventure.