Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is a 21 year-old Dutch International striker who was born in Switzerland.
Luuk de Jong – 21 year-old old Dutch International striker
Newcastle have been watching this lad for a while now, and we think he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, but it could cost up to £10M for the 6 times capped FC Twente player.
Newcastle have been linked with many many strikers since they have been saying since last January they would replace the departed Andy Carroll.
But still nobody of significant value has been signed with the £35M we got for big Andy.
But the news today could be upbeat for Newcastle supporters, since the Dutch press are reporting he’s keen to play in the Premier League.
And maybe that could be with Newcastle, who are one of the clubs linked with him.
This is what he said today:
“Of course in the future I’d love to play in the EPL.” ” I’ve read about all the interest but personally I haven’t heard so much till now.”
“The Premier League is a really good competition and I think that the type of football played there is suited for me. They play a lot with long balls and crosses, while some teams play really good football.”
“Defensively a lot of teams play in zones so there is always a lot of space between the lines.” “The speculation is a sign I’m doing my job well otherwise if it’s true then these clubs wouldn’t be following me.”
“Believe me all this doesn’t affect me or keep me occupied, for me it’s only important that I’m fully focused and playing well for FC Twente again after a period when I wasn’t as good.”
Of all the strikers Newcastle have been linked with this year (about 39), he could be near the top of our list, since he’s the right age, and can get even better in the Premier League.
And certainly he’s been in great form for his Dutch club FC Twente, and in 24 appearances he has scored 14 goals in the current season.
Since joining FC Twente from De Graafschap in 2009, he has played 84 times for Twente (67 starts), and he’s scored 40 goals – not too bad at all.
The 6’2″ striker is an excellent prospect, but we’re not sure Newcastle will bring any striker in next month, since most strikers will not be available until the summer.
We’ll have to wait and see, and we suppose Mike Ashley can still shock us all on the positive side – by bringing in a player of de Jong’s class and caliber next month.
We’ll just have to wait and see.