Dutch Reports Suggest Newcastle To Bid £10M For Luuk de Jong


There were reports in Holland yesterday that Newcastle were leading the race to sign 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

Luuk de Jong – £10M Newcastle target?

Newcastle were reported to be interested in this player almost a couple of weeks ago in the local Sunday Sun, with both Liverpool and Arsenal also reported to be interested in signing the youngster.

According to reports in Holland yesterday, it seems as though it is  Newcastle who are now leading the race, and the story is that they are preparing  a £10M bid for the 3 times capped Dutch International in January.

Newcastle scouts have reportedly been watching the youngster in recent weeks, with Chief Scout Graham Carr monitoring the FC Twente striker.

The news yesterday was that Newcastle have been so impressed with the youngster that they will move in January to try to sign the former De Graafschap player on Tyneside, who has already been capped 3 times by Holland.

Of course we have to balance this report with the news that Newcastle will bring Sochaux striker Modibo Maiga to Newcastle very early in January, because Newcastle will not be bringing in two strikers.

De Jong, 21 is in the final year of his three year contract at FC Twente, so it could be a good time for Newcastle to move in for the former Dutch U21 striker (2 games – 3 goals).

Now it couldn’t be true that Newcastle will go after two strikers in January surely?

We’re fairly sure that will not happen, and we probably only need one top class striker to round out the striker options at the club, and this lad can score goals with 9 goals in 15 appearances for FC Twente this season so far.

We’d also like to see another full-back come in, plus a center-half, and the Newcastle squad will then be ready to push for a top eight finish this season, and maybe even top six, at a stretch.

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173 comments so far

  • niffnoff

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s too early to start talking about the transfer window…

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  • Toon_Tom

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #2

    Sign him up 🙂

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  • Andy

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #3

    I can’t see it tbh. Especially when we can get him for free in the summer. Pre-contract is what we’d go for if we really were interested. Barnetta is on a free this summer also. Wonder which freebies we will be after this summer.

    Anyways for sat i think santon should defo start. Not to sure as to where as raylor played well v spurs apart from stopping completely at one point and simpson played poorly but i think he should get a start. Would like to see hba and marveaux start but i don’t think that is as needed as santon starting imo as simpson is the weak link in our back 4 i think

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Raylor to Liverpool 10mill
    De Jong to us 10mill

    IT ALL MAKES SENSE! Wait scratch that…..IT ALL SELLS PAPERS AND GAINS HITS!

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #5

    simpson played poorly as he had to get the bus to the ground as he has a driving ban, his preparations were shot!

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Not many dutch strikers make it in the epl aint seen him play is he any good isnt twente where ruiz came from???

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    Repost from last thread:
    Manager of the season: Steve Bruce, for bringing the mackems to their knees
    Jokes aside.
    Only time will give us more trust and confidence in AP.
    I’m tempted to say that our saviour has “returned” in a different form, but we all know that is being carried away, and we’ve been burned so many times by good periods turning into the only good period all season.

    My respect and admiration for AP is ever increasing, and the fact that we continued to play some great football against Spurs showed me that this is no fluke, AP has got us playing the sexy football again, and i’m loving.
    I think we had 436 completed passes against Spurs, same as the top 4 usually have during their matches.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #8

    dannyo dont say sexy football, reminds me of ruud! Not happy memories!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 20, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #9

    @AshtreeKid
    And i think that’s the reason Santon will start in his place at RB. Simmo obviously has some stuff going on at home atm, according to his statement in court, so it makes sense to give the lad a break and start Santon.
    It’s dangerous for Simmo tho, if Santon start, u can bet your ass he won’t be wanting to give the spot back.

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Simmo should get band i reckon if it was one of us we would so whats the difference he had 9 points already no doubt they will all be for speeding

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #11

    I know and raylor is doing alright at left back, I think whoever loses there place to santon will struggle to get back in

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  • Stuart

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Would love it if we signed this kid, but the fact that teams like arsenal and liverpool, though below us atm, are interested aswell, I can see us being gazumped.

    Theres also the fact Maiga is cheaper so chubby will go for him instead lol.

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  • Tiote4PM

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Stuart – after last nights performance only a fool would join Arsenal and Liverfool are overstocked with overpriced and underperforming Strikers already!

    Basically ours if we want him.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Did I hear something about AP getting 25M budget for players in Jan, Or was I day dreaming again??

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  • Stuart

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Must be dreaming that Jack, MA wouldnt give out £25m to save his mars bar of a daughter haha!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Carver has said that there’s still a nice ammount of money in the pocket, but i read a paper, maybe the Journal, that there was supposedly £25 mill to spend.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #17

    i blinkin hope do go for him would be an awesome signing ive wanted him here for so long now, ive heard through a few people that wer planning on signing 2 strikers in january as Ba will be away and we want the new lads who come in intregated into the team and blended in over the 6 month to the summer, we want to do our business earlier especially the most important players because they could go to european champs and have an amazing tournement then they price doubles thats the reasons ive been told so hopefully the two strikers we go for are Maiga and De Jong

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #18

    Would be a nice amount 25M to get in 2 good strikers and maybe Pieters too SOLD! fingers crossed lads

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    weve got money for the right players we dont reveal how much its just money is ther if its needed

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #20

    what ive been told makes sense considering the likes of
    Lovenkrands, Ranger, Xisco will all be going at the end of the season if not january.. leaving us with only Ba, Best and Shola as actual strikers and Ba is away for the next 2 jan/febs.. leaving Best and Shola.. so makes sense t buy the players earlier especially the ones who we think will do the best in the summer, would love to sign Shaqiri aswel but wont happen haha

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #21

    new football manager tomorrow wooo =] wasnt impressed with the demo mind

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  • G

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Andy @ post 3. He’s under 24 and an EU national, therefore even if he is out of contract, he won’t be free. £10M sounds about right to me.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Ba, Best, Shola, Maiga & De Jong. wouldn’t complain, that’s for sure!!!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #24

    we’d have to pay close to what we’d be paying now in compensation and signing on fee anyways if we get him on a pre-contract plus they would be other clubs wanting to take that risk which would offer more than us but if we get in ther early we can get him straight away, if he does well in euro champs his compen will go up aswel as will his want for better wages..

    Toon-Jock – them 5 could cause real problems well 4 and super sub shola

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #25

    GeordieToon89 you’re not wrong and combined with our tasty looking midfield !!DROOOOOOOOOOLTASTIC!!

    Super Sub Shola – loving it…..

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  • dubzy

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    rather this guy ALLLLLL DAAAYYYY LONGGGGGGG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD4QpwPahpM

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  • MT

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #27

    De Jong won’t go to liverpool,because they have Suárez,
    Kuyt, Carroll & even Bellamy,but i think 10M is a little bit higher.don’t forget this is last year of contract.Maybe
    we can get him 7M

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #28

    Cisse is a beast of a man! would love him to come to the Toon…

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #29

    17mill on two strikers? Are you lot confused about just which team you support?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #30

    a think he would be between 5 and 7million if we got him in january

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #31

    WWJBD – sure ive had convos with you regarding FM before you getting the new one ?

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  • AshtreeKid

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #32

    problem with cisse jock is that wont he be at the african cup of nations two? I think they will line up a couple of signings for early jan to cover the players who will be away.

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Agreed AshtreeKid, we defo need someone with quality in to cover us in Jan – De Jong would be a nice signing!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Looks a gem could be a class player. Although I thought we should have had a closer look at Ricky van Wolfswinkel, saw him play in the Europa last year for Utrecht he tore Celtic a new one and then got seriously injured. He went to Sporting Lisbon for 5million euros and is knocking them in for fun over there…anyone think we should take a punt on this guy?

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  • WWJBD

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #35

    GT89
    Probably will get it aye but not for awhile, too bigger distraction. What about u?

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  • NickeAlvaro

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #36

    I’ve got the new fm on pre-order I just hope we don’t totally suck….

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #37

    a still feel in order for us to sustain a strong challenge at the top we could do with signing another defender maybe a versatile one, do think Kadar will be back involved with the first team sooner or later as apparently Carver has been very impressed by his reserve and international performances..

    RB – Simo, Taylor, Santon
    LB – Santon, Taylor, Kadar
    CB, Taylor, Colo, Williamson, Kadar, Perch

    but in the summer i can imagine Perch and Simpson leaving which would mean we need atleast 2 defensive targets and ideally 1 more as wer short as it is

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #38

    WWJBD – Aye mate av been made redundant from work so nothing to do except apply for over a hundred jobs in 3 weeks so while am waiting for replys am going to buy tht tomorrow and start bashing toon season haha, i downloaded the demo and i wasnt very impressed mind the matches are crap a never used to use the actual tv mode a used to just watch a sky view thing of the pitch and you see the little men running about but thav changed it to how the old one was wher it was just little circles with little black feet running round kind of spoils it for me

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #39

    Quick question of the top of your head

    biggest diver in the league is??

    also pieters is gd but i wouldnt forget about big aly cissokho

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  • Toon_Jock

    Oct 20, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #40

    kevymartins – Adebayor last Sunday 🙂

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