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.