Newcastle Interested In Both de Jong Brothers


There’s a report that Newcastle United are keeping tabs on three of their Dutch targets on the continent.

Siem de Jong – 22 year-old older brother of Luuk

The three are attacking midfielder Siem de Jong and strikers Luuk de Jong and Ricky van Wolfswinkel, and of those three Dutchman,  the only one we haven’t been linked with in the past is Siem de Jong.

Newcastle have been linked with Luuk de Jong, the 21 year old FC Twente striker since last summer,  and we were first linked with striker Ricky van Wofswinkel last summer while he was still at Utrect.

That’s before he moved to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal last summer, and Ricky turns 23 later this month.

Siem de Jong is the older brother of Luuk, and has been at Ajax since 2005, and he plays as an attacking midfielder and made his debut back in September of 2007, at the age of 18.

The player turns 23 later this month (he’s about 20 months older than his brother Luuk), and has appeared 130 times for Ajax with 36 goals.

THis news has come out because the three of them y have the same agent – Louis Laros – and he says Newcastle are still interested in all three players:

“There has been no contact in the last weeks,”

“I spoke with Newcastle about Luuk de Jong, his brother Siem and about Wolfswinkel, but all I know is that they have been checking on them.”

“It is still soon to talk about a potential transfer.”

This seems like an agent who is wondering what’s going on with Newcastle, and it’s not unusual for agents at this time of year to try to get their players some news coverage and sold to top clubs like Newcastle.

We think each of these players could be too expensive now for Newcastle, and there maybe other targets Newcastle seem to be after, who would  be better bargains  than either of these three – but maybe not.

21 year-old FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong

It would be interesting if Newcastle tried to bring both the de Jong bothers to Newcastle.

We had the Robledo brothers (George and Ted)) from Chile play for Newcastle in the 1950s, and we currently have the local Ameobi brothers (Shola and Sammy) in the squad.

But from what we can tell this January so far, Newcastle have a number of  good targets they are pursuing, who will either come in this month, or arrive in the summer, and probably in June, with most of the work being done by then.

Comments welcome.



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22 comments so far

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #1

    Can’t imagine Ben arfa and anyone with the name De Jong in the same team.

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  • Eastander

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #2

    It may be fun to speculate but I think I will go for the I’ll believe it when I see it technique on who we sign, the last direct quote from anyone at the club was Pardew when he said we werent signing a striker and wanted a CB, now all the players we are getting linked with are strikers!

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  • FloridaToon

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    I think Luuk and wolfswinkel would be too much. Not sure about the brother but midfielder is not high on the list this window.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    A said a couple weeks ago Siem De Jong was a class player who we should get

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  • wynsleap

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Luke De Jong would be a good buy but not so keen on Wolfswinkle who has looked lightweight in the times I’ve seen him play. Still think it’s just all paper talk
    If they’ve decided Erding is the man why don’t they just get on with the transfer. It’s not as if they haven’t had time to decide who to go after since they sold Carroll.
    Au upped bid for this kid Morrison from Manure wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

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  • TS -77

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    And the Caldwell brothers as well. Wonder if Ben Arfa has any brothers??

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  • duncandisorderly

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7

    What’s the opposite of ‘News’?

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  • bambams

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #8

    was told by a relaible source last night that ashley is losing patience with Colo and that Liverpool are very interested in doing a deal, the source also mentioned after the 3-0 defeat to manure Ba,Tiote,Krul and Colo were together in the players lounge and the source was told “thats the lat time you will ever see them four together”.
    Lets just wait and see if he is accurate

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  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #9

    WHY o WHY would sporting Lisbon sell a player they just bought in the summer and who has a goal ratio every other game???????

    I think you who think that we are actually after any of these players……. should take a huge step back and F!!CK YOUR OWN FACE.

    Pardew and the club said they will NOT be talking about any transfer targets and that anything said in the papers should be taken with a pinch of salt!!

    DO IT!!!

    Morning all

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  • phillyg

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    I feel that we do not need Midfielders as we have cabaye, tiote, vukic, abeid, gosling and guthrie. Unless we are going to sell the later 2 then I feel that midfield is solid. We need to be looking at forwards either proven ones like Erding or youngster with huge potential like Zaha from Palace. In my eyes a CB, CF and possibly a utility like Hoilett and our team would be fantastic.

    Knowing Carr, Pardew etc our true targets never reach the news untill we have signed them. We keep below the radar so the Likes of Liverppol etc can not hi-jack our deals like they did with Kuyt. In Pardew and Carr we trust.

    HWTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • phillyg

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    bambams –

    Why would any player want to leave NUFC at the moment. Flying high in the league looking at a potential European spot. One of the biggest clubs in the best league in the world. Unless greed kicks in and money talks the only team they should consider as better are the likes of Barca and Real Madrid. Put trust in our players that they will committ to the club. Ba has already tweeted his love for the club.

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  • Les Grossman

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #12

    Playyyyer

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  • bambams

    Jan 12, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #13

    phillyg…
    I only spoke with this bloke when the rumours were flying around re Ba and him possibly moving, then the Carrol issue was mentioned and i asked if there was any truth in Carroll returning which is when he mentioned there was more chance of Colo leaving to liverpool as they really want him and that Ash was complaining about Colo not signing his contract.
    I agree we are on a wave at the moment but i genuinely do not believe the players feel we are going to make the decent (dont need to be expensive) signings needed to go to the next level ie European places.
    This source is very close to what is going on within the club, although even he says the management keep transfer targets very secretive. He did finish with look at Ashleys history, he likes to make profits why would it change now.
    Like i say lets wait and see if he is accurate.
    Enjoy your day

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jan 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #14

    As an ex pat living in Peru. I think the Toon should gamle on Peru’s new wonder kid ……Andy Polo who plays for Universitario..He’ 18 but has great physique and stamina..hes been touted over here by liverpool and Arsenal.Hes two footed and very powerful.And the clubs in debt and I think he’s definately worth buying

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKxuV2WYv1s&feature=related

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  • toonincheek

    Jan 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Wandering Goeride – some good skills from the guy but hell are there some dodgy ‘keepers there.

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  • StuW

    Jan 12, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #16

    @Wandering Geordie

    Cracking youngster, but remember there are work permits and all sorts to look at first. Arsenal and Liverpool have clubs to send players to to get second nationality in 3 years, we haven’t

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  • StuW

    Jan 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #17

    @bambams

    stop talking out of your @ss. The fact that you wrote 3-0 defeat to manure says enough. None of those will leave this market.

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  • martoon

    Jan 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #18

    bamsbams – I would think we will negotiate until the summer and then if still no deal then sell him as he will still have a year left on his contract. It would make no sense to sell him now with the shortage of CBs we have. As I’ve said before I can understand why negotiations are slow because Colo is 30 this month.

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  • bambams

    Jan 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #19

    stuW…
    Not sure what you are getting at here, I merely shared what i was told. If that is talking out my as$ …….

    I genuinely hope none of them leave, my source has other ideas and time will tell.

    As for the 3-0 scoreline i mentioned against manure….again you have lost me – merely stated again what i was told. Thought that was what these blogs were for ! enjoy your day

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  • Oleg G

    Jan 12, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Would be great, even one of them but, don’t think this will happen. Too high profile. We will get some unknown names for cheap

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  • Ben_W

    Jan 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #21

    lol @ us losing 3-0 to man u! I assumed a fan would have known that we won that, but I guess it wasn’t exactly a big/important match or anything…

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  • bambams

    Jan 12, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #22

    gents i have an apology to make re my comment @17……… Obviously i have not checked what i typed, i now see what the pi 55 take was…. I should have typed 3-0 defeat “OF” Manure !
    EEY AAW
    I did not understand why i was getting the grief! do now.

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