Borussia Monchengladbach – Strong Interest In Luuk De Jong

News this morning that German club Borussia Monchengladbach have been alerted to the availability of FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong,  and the top German club have officially expressed a strong interest in the player.

Luuk de Jong in action against England earlier this year

So Newcastle are facing competition for one of their top striker targets of the last year, and it also seems to be the same case with their right-back target Mathie Debuchy, with other top clubs also interested in the French International.

Sources at FC Twente have told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle that Newcastle will have to bid higher than the £8M they have lodged as their initial bid for the 21 year-old striker,  who has 7 caps so far for Holland.

The German powerhouse, located in the North Rhine-Westphalia area of Germany,  had expressed an interest earlier this year to FC Twente for de Jong, and they were alerted of Newcastle’s bid a day or so ago.

Monchengladbach can offer De Jong European Champions League football next season, since they finished 4th top of the Bundesliga with 60 points from their 34 games,  and were a full 6 points above 5th placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Assistant manager, Youri Mulder, had this to say about the situation:

“I know that we have a very strong interest in Luuk.”

De Jong scored 32 goals in 50 total appearances for FC Twente last term, and he looks a natural successor and long term replacement for Robin van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, in the Dutch attack.

Huntelaar joined Schalke 04 two years ago and currently plays in Germany, and he hit an astonishing 48 goals in 47 total appearances for Schalke last season.

With Newcastle’s renewed emergence as a top club in England, it seems to be becoming more difficult for Newcastle to get good deals in the transfer market.

But there again, if de Jong becomes too expensive, we’re sure that Chief Scout Graham Carr and the Newcastle hierarchy have other good striker targets lined up.

We hope they have other striker targets lined up!

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #1

    Yawn! Getting sick hearing his name now. Sign him up already.

  • Beattie25

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #2

    If any of you guys actually believe that we put a bid of only 4 million for Debuchy and that Twente would reject an £8 million bid for De Jong then your fcuking mad!!

    There is no way we would follow a lad for several years, wait until oter clubs are alerted and go in with a bid of 4 million. Not only would that he an insult to Lille but an embarrassment to us.

    Also FC Twente may very well value De Jong at 8 million but as someonesaid earlier we are perhaps the only club in Europe that pays cash up front. I don’t get this whole ‘teams will know that nufc will be looking for a bargain’ bull crap. Teams will no that nufc are no pushovers in the transfer Market and that you reject our bids at your own peril. Look at Frieburg who lost out on millions. Look Alar Douglas who has now lost a great opportunity. If Twente have rejected and 8 million up front deal is be astonished. They will not have and I reckon they may have rejected a 6 million bid.

    These stories havent even begun yet!!!

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #3

    If debuchy fails. We should really look at Atsuto Uchida.
    Attack minded Right Back.

    He signed a 3 year contract with Schalke 04 back in June 2010, so he is entering his final year of contract so could come at a bargain. Only 24 years only and has both International and Champion’s league experience.

    Btw what happened with that N.Korean forward we were linked with? Any updates?

  • Beattie25

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Borussia Monchengladbach can’t offer anywhere near what nufc can offer!!

    ‘come to us and you can play 2 games of CL football and then fall into mid table obscurity!’

    Who would want to do that??

  • Beattie25

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #5

    Well Jr Hoilett has

  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #6

    ‘Following Montpellier defender Henri Bedimo’s comments over the weekend that he is set to move to the Premier League, reports in L’Equipe claim the Ligue 1 champions have received a bid from Newcastle United’.

    Really? I find this slightly hard to believe. Bedimo’s 28 right?

  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #7

    L’Equipe seem to have an awful lot to say about us!

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Is Hoillett gone to Germany? Havent been watching things too closely….tks

  • Beattie25

    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #9

    I guarantee that all the journos are guessing about nufc!

    Nobody and I mean nobody knows our business.

    Look at Cisse. There were rumours in the summer and then nothing until he was on that plane!! Nobody, not the mail, the star, sky sports, BBC, Cwarr or transfer sage knew anything.

  • nufc 11

    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #10

    LB is the position we need cover in, Santon is a RB/RM by nature, ST can play RB too as can Perch, Raylor, and even Obertan so why are we chasing another RB resources could better spend IMO Yanga, Samba, Holliet, Ollson, would be more suitable signings.

  • RonVanDam

    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #11

    Nufc is offering the price tag De Jong and Debucey had in the last window. What bothers me is that both players were available for cheap last window, we were linked and no bids. We are bidding at time where 50 other teams are looking for reinforcements n pushes prices up. Imagine a online auction for heaters in winter. Everyones watching. We’ve only signed 1 player so far, we have another 6 good weeks to get more players in otherwise we’ll risk playing pl, Europe, da cup and league cup with a paper thin squad n risk burnout. Paper thin becoz we have listed guthrie n lover to leave for free, best is also told he can leave n Forster is up for sale for the 100th time.


    Jun 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Yarmolenko looked good for Ukraine this morning

  • north east lincs toon

    Jun 20, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Rowan hope it’s true we get bedimo from Montpellier out of all the left LB we have been linked with he is the better one even he is 28


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