Agent Reveals Five Or Six Clubs After Luuk De Jong

The first thing that’s necessary before a player moves to another club, is for the fee to be agreed between the two clubs, and as far as Newcastle signing Luuk de Jong, there has so far been no agreement on the fee between Newcastle and FC Twente.

Luuk de Jong – lots of clubs after him

And his agent Louis Laros has said today there are a number of clubs across Europe after the player, and his client has already turned down some clubs, because they were not the right club for him.

Thankfully Newcastle is not one of them.

The Newcastle Journal have published an interview today with Louis Laros, and this is what the agent said:

“I can only confirm that there has been interest from Newcastle in Luuk.” “I know that Newcastle are following him, that is no secret, but a club must first agree a fee with FC Twente and so far this has not happened. I really don’t know what will happen next.”

“It is not up to us at this moment, it is up to those clubs to show an interest and agree a financial deal with Twente.”  “They are not the only club that has shown an interest, there has been a lot of clubs from all over Europe. More than five or six – but that is normal for a player who has scored 25 goals in the Eredivisie and is in the national side.”

“It has got to be the right club for Luuk, and a club that Luuk likes. He has already rejected several clubs who are interested because they are not the right move. I can confirm that Newcastle are not one of the clubs that he has rejected.”

“He would be the perfect fit for the Premier League. He is only young and there is no doubt about his quality – no-one is debating that.”  “Now the most important thing is to find the right club for Luuk, which is what we will do.”

The 21-year-old has been a long-term target for Newcastle and the club are said to have bid £8M for the player early in the week, which was rejected, and they returned with a bid of £10M.

It seems FC Twente want closer to £15M for him, which they will not get from Newcastle.

FC Twente are probably remembering how they sold a certain Cheick Tiote to Newcastle less than two years ago for a measly £3.5M, and the player is now worth around £20M, almost sic times that price, so they want to get the best fee they can for Luuk de Jong.

And it’s hard to blame them for that, but maybe they are asking just a little bit too much for the player?

No doubt they will be hoping that an auction will get them that £15M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #1

    Bet ben arfa wont play against spain, but The terrible trio of nasri, ribery and benzene will

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #2

    A love ben arfa, a reckon he would knock the shiite out of Nasri who is s full scale pr1ck

  • redondo77

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #3

    sounds similar to his teamate douglas, perhaps same agent.
    looks like we are going to give up on him like we gave up on douglas.

  • redondo77

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    gt89 last post
    let’s face it we are not the big teams yet, especially outside england.
    most players using us as stepping stone, which is good. that means they will be doing their very best for us to get notice by the big teams and when they do, they will bring big money offer for us.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #5

    15million pounds is too big a risk Ashley will take on a player who is completely unproven. Dutch league is no way on par with German and French league. Though there are plenty of players who made it big from the dutch league like Suarez i just can’t see it happening at Newcastle as Liverpool could afford the risk with Suarez.

    But we are a club run very differently. This transfer won’t happen. But i think we will sign a quite an unknown striker who is going to be on fire in the EPL. In Carr we trust.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Nasri showed his colors against us when he tripped Barton at the EMIRATES

  • Klatoon

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #7

    His agent gives me that horrible feeling that we are just being used…

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #8

    We will get gim, with that 15M price tag they are just showing that they will not sell his as easy as tiote, that remids me of last seasons shane’s log 20M price tag LOL. 😀

    10M for him is a really good offer, they will accetpt it because it’s ‘early bid’ and a cold cash. He wan’s a move so it’s inevitable. Good work by our board, i am proud of them, they are showing ambition and that is good.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #9

    P.s it’s OK is he sees it, he will be on a comparable small wage. He (Anita) will play his ass off, and then Chealsea or Totenham (Wich i doubt it) comes with a nice bid, we will sell and make a profit of something around 5M pounds. That’s good then we will take Leroy Fer, or other player. It’s good bussiness,

  • terencelim

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #10

    @#8, We HAVEN’T get him.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #11

    Combine Benfica, Porto and Arsenal – and you will get Newcastle’s vision. Healthy and profitable smart bussines, a bit of a smart selling and a very smart buying, a bit of a stepping stone (just a little bit, just for certain players), good academy, young squad, full of tallent, nice football, EXCELENT scouting and a little bit of trophies hopefully 🙂

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #12

    @ we haven’t get him yet. But i believe we WILL. It’s 80% it will happen.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #13

    ups @10 we haven’t get him yet. But i believe we WILL. It’s 80% it will happen.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #14

    De Jong can play behind the striker, can play as a striker and can play on the left of 4-3-3, he is such a good all around striker. He will fit intothe system perfectly. Hope we will get him and one more striker, guidetti, morata or gameiro pls.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #15

    dont’s forget we will have marveaux next season, and our younger lads will be tougher and more experiennced. The squad only by this will be far better and even more self confident.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16

    oh, and the best england defender – STEVEN TYLOR will be in our squad. That’s more that good.

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #17

    Every time a deal has been dragged out in public for a decent player, we have not signed him. The best deals are the ones that spring up suddenly. Have to say I’m not too bothered if we sign de Jong or not.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 22, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #18

    Grumpy – spot on old son, spot on. Agent hype for a player from a league where all but the top 4 teams are routinely beaten by 4 goals is tosh. See ya!

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jun 22, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19


    And that is why France won’t amound to anything…

    If Blanc has any credibility left he will drop the trio against Spain and if you can believe any word from him then HBA should play against Spain.

    I know what my money’s on 😉 lol

  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #20

    This might just be some nonsense stirred up by his agent to increase fees and general appreciation for him. However, I wouldn’t be surprised if other clubs are after him. His record is great, he’s young, athletic and he won’t cost the earth.

    As I said in a previous article, I really hope we get him for £10m as I can’t see us going any higher and I reckon he’d be brilliant at NUFC.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 22, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #21

    There Must Be Something Going Down as If we have Let best Talk To Blackburn There Must Be a New Striker On His Way ??? Were Not That Daft !!!!

  • magpiebop

    Jun 22, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #22

    Unload Best as soon as possible while a club is interested and he is injury free. He’s been a good squad player who for a short while looked to be a challenger for a regular spot in the team after Carrol left. While appreciating his 100% performances for the team and he has scored important goals for us, but his talent is limited and dropping to a team challenging for promotion would suit his career in my opinion.

    It’s been reported the Twente manager was told to raise €10m, before he could spend it on new players. Time is ticking if he wants the best cheap talent around. The trouble wii the Dutch league is that championship quality players will often get twenty goals+. €10m for Luuk de Jong is a risk but an affordable risk for someone wii potential to be main man for club and country!

    Goodbye Geordie Best

    Welcome Luuk de Jong.


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