Siem De Jong has revealed he has every intention of returning to Newcastle United to salvage his career at St James’ Park.
The Holland international is currently on loan at PSV Eindhoven but wants to show Toon fans his worth.
De Jong’s time on Tyneside has been ravaged by injuries, but he has also opened up on his frustration at not being handed a fair chance under Steve McClaren.
Speaking on his future De Jong told Voetbal International: “Newcastle aim to be promoted to the Premier League straight away and they are going well.
“At the end of the season, McClaren was replaced by Rafael Benitez and I talked to him about my future prospects in summer.
“My contract with Newcastle is due to expire in two-and-a-half years.
“There is no clause in my loan deal of a longer stay.
“The idea is to go back to Newcastle , make a fresh start and make many Premier League appearances.”
And De Jong also claims he was fit for 12 months but didn’t get picked or used in his right position.
He said: “Last season was an odd one.
“I was fit for 12 months and hoped to be given an opportunity to show my skills when the new manager arrived, but Steve McClaren had different ideas.
“His game plan and our style of play was gradually increasingly influenced by the poor results.
“McClaren introduced the passing game at Newcastle after his arrival.
“We kept the ball down and attempted to dominate the game.
“I was fully involved in the pre-season matches.
“But when the Premier League kicked off, he opted for a more solid and defensive tactical plan.”
And expanding on his relationship with McClaren, De Jong added: “McClaren regularly told me that I would always play in his ideal team.
“But as the season progressed, it was all a matter of trying to survive and avoid the dreaded drop.
“The club is looking for stability.
“The year before I joined Newcastle they were a sub-top-team at the end of the year, but they finished the season in 15th place.
“Inconsistency has always troubled them ever since and last year’s relegation was an absolute low.
“Just look at how Leicester City are doing after clinching the title only last year.
“But I must admit being relegated was a big shock, even after I had only made three starts.
“It was a weird experience.
“Being in the relegation zone leads to a special atmosphere in the club that I had ever experienced before and I do hope I will never the same again.”