De Jong back in Holland

  • Last Updated: July 12 2014, 12:49 BST

Borussia Monchengladbach have announced the sale of former Newcastle United forward Luuk de Jong to PSV Eindhoven.

Luuk de Jong: Moved to PSV
Luuk de Jong: Moved to PSV

De Jong, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the Magpies, and has not scored a competitive goal in over a year, returns to the Netherlands, where he was the Eredivisie's second-highest goalscorer in 2011/12 with 25 for FC Twente.

"Eindhoven desperately wanted to sign Luuk and we were able to reach an agreement on terms," said Gladbach's director of sport Max Eberl.

"We wish Luuk all the best for his future and we look forward to seeing him again in a friendly game that we've arranged."

De Jong scored only eight goals in 44 games for the Foals, whom he joined in 2012 from Twente for a club record fee of around 12 million euros.

He could face his former club in the Europa League next season with both PSV and Gladbach qualified for the competition.