Newcastle Pursue 22 Year-Old AZ Alkmaar Striker


News today that one player Newcastle are after this summer is 22-year-old Dutchman Jeremain Lens.

Jeremain Lens – 5’10” AZ Alkmaar striker


The Amsterdam-born striker has played 40 times for AZ Alkmaar with 8 goals,  and was on loan last season to NEC where he played 31 times with 9 goals.

This is not the first time there has been news, this time in the Evening Chronicle, that Newcastle are interested in this player.

It turns out that AZ Alkmaar are not in a good financial situation right now,  and the Chronicle is reporting that the Dutch club are inviting bids for some of their better players, including Lens.

Newcastle chief scout Graham Carr has apparently watched Alkmaar’s recent 1-0 win over FC Twente, who are top of the Dutch Eredivisie, and this is not the first time Newcastle have watched the striker.

The player has been capped 3 times for Surinam at full international level and has scored 2 goals for the side.

He has played 8 times for the Dutch U-21 side with one goal.

What do you think of this player?

Comments welcome.


5 comments so far

  • coopertoon

    Apr 24, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #1

    dont no anythin about him at all, does any1 have any links for the match 2day?

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  • Dukis22lt

    Apr 24, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    http://nufcradio.tk/ here is the radio link for who ever wants it 😉

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  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 24, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Haven’t seen him play admittedly, and we need to be realistic and strike play isn’t always about goals and he is young….

    But in the dutch league the average player bangs them in like one a game so 8 in 40?
    hmm

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  • yuwing

    Apr 24, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #4

    why dont we choose player who ever played at PL like nugent or altidore??

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  • Seabass

    Apr 24, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    yuwing – because they are overpriced garbage

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