Newcastle Bid £8M For Dutch International Striker Luuk De Jong


Sky Sports is reporting that Newcastle United have bid £8M for FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong. Newcastle have been linked with the Dutch International for over a year now, and since Holland have been eliminated from the Euro 2012 Championships, Newcastle have gone in with their initial bid, which is €10M.

Luuk de Jong – Newcastle bid £8M

That’s a very decent initial offer for the 21 year-old, and Newcastle seem to be very serious, and de Jong will be brought in whether or not Demba Ba leaves Newcastle this summer.

The Dutch club are now reviewing their options, and it will probably please their English manager Steve McClaren, who had hoped Newcastle would bid early for any FC Twente players they were interested in.

Twente will want to get as much as they can for their 21 year-old star, and reports have pegged his value as high as £12.5M, and while Newcastle could increase their initial bid, they will not increase it by much.

Luuk de Jong would be a terrific signing for Newcastle, and at 21, he would be given time to get used to the English game,  and challenge for a place up front with Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Shola Ameobi.

The youngster has one year left on his contract at FC Twente, whom he joined from De Graafschap in the summer of 2009, and initially signed a three year deal with a one year option,  which was taken up by the Dutch club.

The 6’2″ striker has scored 59 goals in 119 appearances for FC Twente, and has 9 caps for Holland with one goal.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed, but this is a very good move by Newcastle.

Here’s some video of the young striker – the next Robin van Persie?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0qXuXivFNA

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65 comments so far

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #1

    —————Krul
    Debuchy-Taylor-Colo-Santon
    ———-Tiote–Cabaye
    Ben Arfa————–Marveaux
    ———Cisse–De Jong

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #2

    I didn’t realise de jong was in there squad, has he played?

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Its just a initial bid and Twente rate him a good 50% higher than our offer

    Am off before I get caught up in this rumour

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Not a fan of Nicholas bendtner but uefa have made a big mistake with him.

    He got fined 100,000 euros for wearing sponsored boxers whilst last year Porto as a club were fined 16,000 pound for fan racially abusing ballotelli.

    Uefa and FIFA just constantly make themselves look stupid.

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #5

    10million euro is great offer n IMO shud b enough to get him

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  • yorkshireToon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Now football who were first to report it are saying we have bid 8 mill for derby by aswell how come that’s not sparked off everywhere like Skysports with de Jong?

    Anyone itk like to enlighten me

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  • shearerclass09

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #7

    @gordietoon89 that would be hell of a team just hope we get these lads over the line. Its exciting but trying not to get my hopes up after all this is newcastle

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #8

    Snap him up hope its true

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  • davybtoon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Think our tough start to season has kicked the club into life regarding signing players

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Tottenham are in preliminary negotiations with French boss Laurent Blanc to be their new manager, Sky Sports News understands.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #11

    10million euros cash in hand/upfront will be enough for Twente to accept imo… yes they might get offers higher but im sure they’d rather take 10million upfront rather than 13million over 4 years based on bonuses and possibly never see half of that

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #12

    JAMSHA – Spurs are apparently interviewing AVB tomorrow aswell

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #14

    I really do hope this deal can go through, maybe a cheeky big for Mandzuckic after Pards saw him put in another top performance vs the Spanish as it looks like young Hoilett wants a big pay day that we would unlikely offer him!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #15

    He’s top class, but one year left on his contract so twenye should accept it. Delighted if we wrap it up.

    Krul
    Debuchy Kjaer Colo Santon
    Tiote Barnetta
    Cabaye
    Ben arfa Afelley
    Cisse

    And a quality bench then too!

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Hope he rejects Spurs.. Coz if he takesover. We might c the french goin there..

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #17

    GeordieToon89@ #11

    Mate you just saved me typing that out ha!

    I think your bang on the money.. COLD HARD CASH speaks volumes, especially in this current climate 😉

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Barnetta isnt a defensive midfielder

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  • meanmagpie

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #19

    just saw a clip on utube , looks a top player , hope we get him b4 pool/spurs come looking

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Also Barnetta is signing for Lazio apparently and Kjaer to Roma

    Dondatta13 – Exactly mate it gives the selling club a better chance of signing a quick replacement or strenghtening the overall squad without getting loans or whatever

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #21

    JAMSHA@ #13

    I may be wrong but I’m sure that quote was doing the rounds a month or two ago. Just lazy reporting imho.

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #22

    Dondatta13
    Hope its old news 🙂

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  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #23

    this will totally disprove my theory of the Toon keeping all signings well underwraps but i still hope its true,,,

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  • solid geordie

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Needs to get signed but I hope there’s money for a rock cb and a fb.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #25

    MagpiesFlyHigh – Be hard to keep the De Jong deal underwraps because of how close the english media are to Steve Mclaren

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  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #26

    solid geordie – the FB will be Debuchy

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #27

    I know barnetta isn’t a dm, but he can sit in midfield, dammit I didn’t know that, don’t mind us missin out on him tbh, but since we won’t get mbiwa or vertongon I really do want kjaer!!

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  • Special K

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #28

    I used to come on here and debate the merits of any potential signings but now all I say is, if Graham Carr is recommending him, he’s Aces in my book!

    Debuchy & De Jong to boost the Starting XI with 3/4 more squad players/cover brought in will do for me. HWTL

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  • solid geordie

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #29

    GT89 hope so marra. Exciting times!

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyone got any ideas on who we might bring in at centre back?

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #31

    Reading between the Lines we wont sign a centre back….

    Pardew is going to have Ba, Cisse, De Jong, Arfa, Marveux and Cabaye on the pitch at the same time and is going to try beat every team 6 nil….

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #32

    Good post rich @ 4

    That’s truly horrific

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #33

    No Plain Saylor

    CBs a complicated one as Vertonghan was who we wanted but he wants a London move & is too expensive, Mbiwa looks too expensive as Montpellier don’t want to sell all their stars, Douglas is overrated + has too many agents & is taking too long to get Dutch citizenship & i highly doubt Ajax would sell Alderwereid this summer after losing Vertonghan.

    Kjaer is now being touted a lot but Roma seem favourites to sign him. Personally i wanted Mbiwa but i looks doubtful as Montpellier want silly money so I’d go for Cristian Zapata as he’ll be available for a decent fee as Villarreal were relegated, has versatility to play across backline, physical presence & pretty pacey. To be honest though it could be anybody (maybe none of those that i have that I have mentioned)!

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  • newcben

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #34

    Would be an awesome signing, can use both feet and all the top clubs have 3 top class strikers and a few others.

    Strikers:
    Ba
    Cisse
    De Jong (£8m)
    Ameobi

    Midfield:
    HBA
    Tiote
    Cabaye
    Jonas
    Marveux
    Obertan
    Amalfitano
    SaAmeobi
    Vuckic
    Abeid
    Ferguson
    Gael Bigirimana (£500k)
    (another creative midfielder)

    Defenders:
    Collo
    STaylor
    RTaylor
    Santon
    Willo
    Perch
    Tavenier
    Debuchy (£6m)
    (Another CB)

    That is great strength in depth if we add in those 5-6 positions to tackle league and cups both domestic and Europa!

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  • newcben

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #35

    I worry with us bringing in a CB from another league because if needed straight away they could really struggle. Collo is now immense but struggled, the same with Vidic who is now probs the best in the world in his position.

    English league is so tough not many take it like a duck to water like Kompany has….maybe someone with prem experience would be better. Thoughts?

    e.g.
    Olson WBA
    Williams Swansea

    (squad players they would be i feel)
    Better than willo I dont know?

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #36

    @ supatoonkid zapata would be a very good signing, and pardew does love versatiliy in a player, like raylor and perch. Mbiwa would have been my ideal cb signing, then douglas turned out to be an arrogant twat and vertongon very expensive, if kjaers off the table as well, zapata’d be a good target, steve taylors fitness is always gonna be a doubt unfortunately.

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  • newcben

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #37

    I would of loved to see us sign Ola John he has two great feet, bags of pace and strong but unfortunately Benfica have got him would of been awesome in a team set up like this:

    ——————Krul—————-
    Debuchy–STaylor-Colo–Santon
    ———–Tiote—Cabaye———
    HBA———-Ba———–John
    ————–Cisse—————-

    Or Ba out for Cabaye and a new DM to sit with Tiote!

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #38

    It’s funny how it happens whilst Giroud is about to sign for Arsenal. Maybe Giroud was our first choice. Anyway, I am happy with De Jong, however, we must keep Ba and sign someone like Steven Fletcher top make up the fourth striker.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #39

    Good point newcben
    If I had to pick cbs out of engliah football,
    Samba, won’t fancy chamionship football
    Carlos Culler was just released
    Scott Dann anyone? He was class at birmingham
    Haangeland
    Tomkins
    I dunno.. thing is if he’s already in the prem or english football atal you can guarantee a bigger price tag than shopping abroad, and we do tend to shop abroad! Haha

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  • tarie4

    Jun 19, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #40

    newcben

    No problems with bringing in a foreign CB mate, Taylor and collo start as he beds in, in Europa, league cup etc. Pards won’t throw him into the deep end.. A la santon

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