Borussia Monchengladbach Claim Victory In De Jong Chase


The Sunday Sun is reporting this morning that Borussia Monchengladbach were last night claiming victory in the battle to sign 21 year-old Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

Monchengladbach claiming their £9M bid has been accepted for de Jong

The Newcastle pair of Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley are in Enschede right now, and there was news earlier this morning that they have agreed a fee for the Brazilian center-back Douglas with the Dutch club.

That was the good news, with the bad news to balance that,  being that FC Twente were asking as much as £15M for the 21 year-old striker, and that’s more than Newcastle value the player at.

But that doesn’t seem to be the case according to the Sunday Sun, who are reporting this morning that Derek LLambias will again be meeting with FC Twente officials over the next 24 hours, and Newcastle will again try to tie up their much sought after target.

The really potential bad news is that Monechengladbach officials  talked to the German media last night, and said they thought their bid of £9M plus add-ons depending on the number of appearances made, had been accepted by the Dutch club for the young striker.

There seemed to be a lot of details on the deal, like the 21 year-old would sign a four year deal with the German club, and indeed in Kicker magazine, the Sunday Sun says they are reporting the deal has been done – but we cannot find that article in the German magazine – can you?

FC Twente manager Steve McClaren has already said he does not want to sell de Jong other than for silly money, but we don’t think £9M is silly money by any means, and in fact we’d be a little disappointed if the German club win the race with a £9M bid.

And McClaren was also saying that he doesn’t want to lose Douglas either, and he had this to say about his Brazilian center-back:

“If Douglas is fit, he is the best defender in Holland. I don’t want to lose him and neither do the team.”

But of course Steven can only say what he wants to happen, and he’s not in the group of officials at the Dutch club who actually make the decision. The transfer decisions these days are very much based on business reasons.

We hope the news on Douglas is true, but we also hope Newcastle can go in at the last moment and also seal the deal for Luuk de Jong.

Comments welcome.



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243 comments so far

  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    EEEkkkk!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Sunday or monday, i post first when i want

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Sorry to say WHY ow WHY would he want to pley there? Dortmund ok, Schalke ok but Gladbach!?!?!?!?

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #4

    ahahhaha FAIL!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    okay may be not

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    They won’t get him for 9mil we’ve already offered 10mill cash upfront so how they gonna get him for that

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  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Any ways, thats a load of rubbish, it aint true.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #8

    IF we sign him or another CF we will still need need that CM ( anita) and a RB/LB whichever to complete the summer….

    Debuchy has gone all quiet I see…

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    I think this is non starter he wouldn’t pick gladbach over us krul is his pal we will match any wages they can

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  • stephen1971

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #10

    we don,t know what the add ons are so 9 mill might be enough, i,m sure we,ll know in the next 24 hours

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Is this the same Sunday sun that reported Cheryl cole had three tits, that Justin beiber is really a hologram and that Andy Carroll showed his worth last season.

    Bull shit newspaper that’s only good for fish and chips

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  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Gorgonzola…Debuchy is on holiday with Cabaye after euro until 9th July

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  • AaranPD

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Borussia Monchengladbach are in the Champions league next season and they had an average attendance of 51,000 last season. They would be a tempting proposition for Luuk de Jong.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #14

    The Sunday Sun… says it all really!

    I have faith that Llambias & Charnley will return from Holland with Luuk de Jong, Douglas (maybe Anita as well) & bags full of marijuana from white kush to purple haze. Then hopefully they will be followed by the exchange deal with Best & Hoilett and a £6M deal for Yo’s mate Debuchy!

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #15

    Maclaren seem’s determined to stop either De Jong or Douglas coming to NUFC. What a bloke. However, NUFC seem to be playing hard ball also. It seem’s that the haggling is over a few million quid. For god sake, Ashley made 36 million of bloody Carroll lol. We can’t bargain all the time. Put the money up and beat these bloody Germans to De Jong. They always get one up on the English hahahaha. Come on Ash, get them in ffs.

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  • ashwin say's

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #16

    may be we lost the battle,but war is far from over

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  • stephen1971

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #17

    they are not in cl , they are in cl qualifiers

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  • papiss_on_your_parade

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    This better not be true.

    The sunday sun is usually full of shite.

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  • AaranPD

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #19

    However i hope we get him!!!

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  • hdavid23

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    i would really be disgusted by Twente if they wanted 12-15 mill from us, and sell the guy to Gladbach for 9 mill…

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #21

    For all our fans abroad not too familiar with British newspapers the Sunday sun is about as trustworthy as a vegetarian polar bear.

    I remember that in its previous incarnation as the ‘news of the world’ nufc had apparently agreed terms with figo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, batistuta and so on…

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  • AaranPD

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #22

    My apologies the Champions league qualifiers but still a chance of playing at the highest level in club football.

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  • geordie157

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #23

    WHAT would people prefer, as Xisco is likely not to move on again. Would you prefer him still to be loaned out, or become effectively a 5th/6th choice striker and provide cover for when Ba and Cisse jet off to Africa again?

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  • LewSpi

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #24

    Great post on the previous thread Beattie, old buddy old pal.

    Nice to see the possibility of Hoilett doing the rounds again, just the type of player we need to add to that left hand side.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #25

    Ah Beattie that makes sense i am from Abroad…I lived in the UK now I recall ….the Sun is basically toilet paper 😀

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  • magpie6699

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #26

    Actually, apart from ACON time, we are better provided for up front than in defence with Cisse and Ba – we can play with either / both and push Benny, Gabi, Marveaux etc. alongside or in the hole – not to mention the Fenham Eusebio. There are also rumours saying we could still be in for Hoilett. In terms of our team I think our need is for quick strong defenders. If we do miss out on de Jong I’d be more than happy with Douglas and Debuchy in. And of course we’ll have a plan B – Shefki Kuqi again?

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #27

    Do we need De Jong currently, i feel he is a replacemnet for Ba for sure, an improved one at that, if the club signs both Douglas and De Jong, followed by Debuchy and Hoilett i will cream my panties.

    Everyone of our signings make absolute sense, the icing on the cake wuld be for Simpson to sign for West Ham or QPR this week for 5 Million, now that would be funny. Debuchy for Simpson, oh my word we are taking the p1ss out of some clubs, please let it happen.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #28

    @Beattie25 #11

    When Cheryl was with Ashley she did have three tits …

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  • Nick 69

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #29

    Beattie – The Sunday Sun is a local newspaper, the one that used to be News of the World, is called The Sun on Sunday, 2 different newspapers

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #30

    We will be ofering a bit more cash, up front, and no add-ons for appearances etc.
    Glanbach offering a bit less but plus plus.
    Then there is (maybe) a percentage of any sell-on profit.

    Anyways, even if Gladbach HAVE had an offer accepted, that means they can negotiate terms with De Jong. That doesn’t mean it’s a done deal.

    Still nothing to stop us having an offer accepted and also negotiating terms.
    De Jong may just accept the higher salary offered, or he may still choose to play for the Toon even if we offer a bit less.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #31

    Gorgonzola

    the sun is nothing like toilet paper…..when you buy toilet paper it isn’t already covered in sh!t.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #32

    Let’s put it simply. If we agree terms with Twente then he’ll come to us, if not then munchiebackpack will get him.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #33

    I remember reading nearly a month ago that hoilett to gladbach was a done deal…that still hasn’t been confirmed so papers just talk rubbish.

    Until something is on the official website of announced on sky sports (they tend to be fairly accurate) nothing is done.

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  • Shearer260

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #34

    Might be dropping in on Debuchy to get him talking again if they’re tying up deals abroad.

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  • ashwin say's

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #35

    beatie thnks
    even if they agree the fees then also they have to agree the terms with luuk

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #36

    Anyone seen the official kits off FIFA 13 the home one is that one that got leaked a few weeks back the 3rd is lime green colour

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  • super magpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #37

    I know gladbach are in the CL, but they’ve sold their best player reus to Dortmund who carried them last season. I guarantee they won’t qualify for the CL next season. If de Jong see’s the players we’re signing then I think he’d be more tempted to come here. No disrespect to gladbach but we’re the better proposition.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #38

    I’m sure the club wouldn’t let a player they seem to rate so highly slip away for the sake of 1/2 million….I think Ashley knows if he buys this lad now for 12 million he will get at least 10 years out of him if he stays with the club.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #39

    Nick 69

    Oh bugger have i got my wires crossed??

    Still I dont believe it

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #40

    @super magpie

    You never know…if they sign de jong he could help them make champs league….i would say they are no less likely to make it than us.

    But german clubs pay decent wages too so that should be similar to us…it all depends on de jong.

    When it comes to moving to a different league its not always the size f the club that tempts you…he might just prefer to live in germany and the lifestyle over there. Guess we won’t know until a deal is done either way.

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