More good news today for Newcastle United fans, as well as getting close to signing Pablo Aimar, are now said to be interested in young Holland star Nigel De Jong.
Â Nigel de Jong – would be another excellent signing
The bad news is that it’s being reported by that bastion of truth, The Sun, 😀 but the deal is for ï¿½Â£3M, and we think Nigel would be an interesting and very good signing for the Tyneside club.
The 23 year-old, who stands just under 5’9″ tall, starred for the Dutch in the recent Euro 2008, and he fits the bill of a young very good player who should get a lot better.
He moved to his present club Hamburg, from Ajax in 2006, who he joined as an eight year-oldÂ youngster in 1993.Â Â De Jong has played about 60 times for the German club, 96 times for Ajax and 26 times so far for Holland.
Nigel can play defensive midfield or right wing back, and seems to fit the type of player that Keegan is looking for, almost perfectly.
The German club are now managed by former Tottenham boss Martin Jol, and seem very keen to do a deal with Newcastle, as long as personal terms can be agreed with the player, but we would be surprised if that proved to be a difficulty.
For Â£3M we think De Jong would be another excellent signing for the club.
Let’s hope we get him.