Sydney FC linked to Ajax attacker Siem de Jong

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The Sky Blues may be about to recruit another Dutchman to their squad

Fresh from the signing of ex-Bolton striker Adam le Fondre last week, Sydney FC look set to add another quality player to their attacking stocks.

Ajax attacking midfielder Siem de Jong is reportedly on his way to Australia with VI reporting that a loan deal is close to being done.

De Jong began his career with Ajax in 2007 before moving to the Premier League with Newcastle United in 2014 and returned to the Netherlands two years later.

After a loan with PSV, the 29-year-old found himself back with Ajax's second-division side before working his way back into the first team.

Though making 21 appearances last season, de Jong started just four times and is seen as back-up to Erik ten Hag this campaign.

As such the six-time capped Netherlands international appears to be on the move with Sydney FC looking to pounce.

Ajax's Director of football affairs Marc Overmars has confirmed the two clubs are in talks about a loan that would prove a tidy acquisition for the Sky Blues.

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De Jong will be expected to fill the shoes of last season's Johnny Warren medalist Adrian Mierzejewski and would appear to have the ability to do just that.

His best season to date came in 2012/13 when he struck 12 league goals for Ajax and added another three in the Champions League

Sydney FC have already signed one Dutchman this off-season in the form of Jop van der Linden. 

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