Luuk de Jong Agent Hints At Newcastle Move?


There’s just a little bit of confusion surrounding Luuk de Jong today, although the Sunday Sun says that Newcastle are going back in to try to tie up the 21 year-old striker, within the next 24 hours.

Luuk de Jong – coming to Newcastle?

The deal was said to be done by Borussia Monchengladbach last night, at around £9M, which is around €11.2M, with additional payments based on the number of appearances the Dutchman makes for the German club, and he would be signing a four year contract in Germany.

The Daily Mirror followed that up and reported today that the deal had indeed been done and Newcastle, who had been leading the way for the Dutch international, had missed out.

However, de Jong’s agent Louis Laros has told Dutch website TC Tubantia there is no deal yet.

This is what Laros said today:

“Luuk is still a Twente player. If the right club comes along then he will happily make the move.” “The club doesn’t need to be a top club, but a good club in a big league where Luuk can play regularly and develop as a player.”

“I cannot name the clubs individually, but there are more than two clubs seriously interested in Luuk.”  “Luuk has taken the decision to move on. He wants to develop as a player in a bigger league.” “The important thing for us is the development of Luuk. “

“Not the money, but the way of playing and the amount of playing time he will get, will be decisive.”  “Luuk scored 25 goals in the Dutch league last season, how many more does he need to score? 35?”

We think (we hope) it is significant that the agent mentions that it does not have to be a top club, but the two clubs who are near the finish line in signing this top youngster are Newcastle, who are in the Europa League next season, and  Borussia Monchengladbach who are in the Champions League.

The German club were 4th in the Bundesliga and Newcastle were 5th top in the Premier League last season, and it’s interesting he is talking about playing time and how the team plays football as being important factors – Newcastle play a good attacking style of play under Alan Pardew.

So those words could mean he will still sign for Newcastle – we hope those words could mean he will still sign for Newcastle. 😀

It still seems to be touch and go, but surely Derek LLambias can still tie up this deal within the next 24 hours, which is what the Sunday Sun  reported this morning he would be trying to do.

We should know very shortly, but it seems to have gone right down to the line – and it would be simply fantastic if Newcastle United win this battle for the top young striker.

Comments welcome.



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34 comments so far

  • roadfighter

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Lets hope there are some signings in the next few days, instead of all the false sepculation .. howay the toon !!!

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  • Tooooon

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #2

    Thankgod some normality with what really matters; newcastle, amongst all this Spain lark.

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #3

    aLAN SHaARER JUST MADE A GREAT SUMMING UP OF THE Spanish team ..

    ” They have come here and had great sex ,,sorry sucsess “!

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  • ONLINE GUY

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #4

    Shearer

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  • Tooooon

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #5

    On a side note: luuk De Jong looks like a cat

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  • microbar

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #6

    His agent said it does not matter about the money ,
    That will be a first then for any agent not to care about money.What he is really saying is there are 2 clubs who are interested in Luuk. Both have made offers but we are now going to sit back and play both clubs off against each other then at the last minute a new club will come in with a better offer. If de Jong is only interested in money then he is not for us.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #7

    His agent has obviously said that so clubs think he is in demand and might offer him a bit more money.

    But by saying that he has shown that a deal has not yet been done so we are still in the race.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Is Lambias going through all the hookers in Amsterdam before he signs De jong like

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Online guy

    If you’re gonna quote, get it right!
    “These guys have had an unbelievable amount of sex…success”

    As for de Jong, I really wouldn’t be surprised if he moves to Liverpool at the very last minute; just have a gut feeling.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #10

    All this waiting is driving me nuts, tomorrow cant come quick enough.

    Just want to say that Ed is doing a great job, he can only be compared with the late Hitchcock for drama and suspense.

    Thanks Ed. really appreciated but dont think my heart can take much more.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #11

    left is new dortmunds CL kit, right bundesleage home kit.http://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/storage/scl/mdhl/artikelbilder/lokales/rn/dolo/do-lokal/3245067_m3t1w564h376q75v20474_BVB_Trikot_2012_13_Screenshot.jpg

    i know puma’s offiacials denied that our home kit was leaked, but i thought it is quite interesting..

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Same Old Shite as we were In With The Gervinio Thing Remember !!!!!!! There is Probably a Deal Going Down That We Know sod all About !!!!!!!!!

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  • Boys in Black and White

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there any truth behind us agreeing a £5m deal for Douglas?

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  • belgrade fan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Have we signed Douglas??

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #15

    I can’t understand why we would pay 5 million for Douglas when his contract is up in 12 months apparently. Just doesn’t seem to add up, any of this De Jong and Douglas story. I agree with Lee Dodd.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #16

    i don’t think douglas deal is done. Only one papper with two sentences said that,so.. it is not very convincing.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Why do I have a feeling that there is going to be a sting in the tail with all these potential signings that appear to be going on.

    If there is 20 million to spend Ashley has always said this would include wages etc, the targets would suggest that we are investing more than the quoted amount.

    Is it possible that tiote to Chelsea or cissie to man city or both are done deals to finance the incoming transfers.

    Call me a cynic but we are talking about ashley here who is renowned to surprise us supporters in his actions. God I hope I am wrong, if I am, I will never ever speak ill of him ever again, I promise.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Still hope of us signing all of Luuk de Jong, Mathieu Debuchy, Vurnon Anita, Douglas & Junior Hoilett then (despite the unlikeliness but still makes you get an almighty boner thinking about it)!

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #19
  • Belly

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #20

    I want Luuk De Jong!

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  • Szarka

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    If playing time matters , Newcastle is out. Cisse is No 1 Striker Luuk will be a LW or just 2nd behind Pappis.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Even though he is in the last year of his contract we need to pay a bit.

    Twente will not sell him for 2/3 million, they would be better off having a final season out of him so 5 million is right.

    Enrique went for 6 in last year of contract, nasri went for 25 million.

    5 isn’t that much for him.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    De Jong would get plenty playing time. Need to rotate as cisse can’t play every match, also he goes away for 6 weeks with ACON.

    De Jong could play up front in. 4-4-2 with cisse or he could play behind in a an attacking mid role or even out wide.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Am I the only 1 that doesen’t really want douglas, imo we need a pacy Cb because if we come up against a team with strikers that like to play on the shoulders of our defence it cripples us

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  • Belly

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #25

    4-4-2 is dead for Newcastle. 4-3-3 is the way forward. We played some of the best football I have ever seen Newcastle play in my life, at the end of last season.
    I’ve been a fan since 1994.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Big pappa

    We need to just sit a little deeper if we don’t have a pacey cb.

    If we just have one fast defender we Would have the fast striker play on collo’s shoulder and run of him if we played a high line.

    I think pacey player would be good but if we don’t have one we just adapt a bit. Taylor and collo aren’t quick but they aren’t the slowest centre backs

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #27

    Sup lads. been quiet lately but reading comments all day (and articles) here’s a few things.

    De Jong sounds very much in the air atm. While there is now denying the guys talent the price is a little steep and I worry it could take funds away from signing Debuchy (or someone like) who i think would be a great addition to the current roster.

    While it doesnt take a genius to know that we will need another striker with the increased number of games and the acon absences.

    I do think next season Pards will rotate Ba and Cisse and try and play someone like Marveaux on the left. We need someone who can deliver there and ive always felt it was a waste playing Ba out wide.

    The catch 22 is whether or not that wide left player can get some goals. This is why im keen on Hoilett.

    My outlandish theory, the De Jong thing is a smokescreen while we snap up Hoilett from under everyones noses.

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #28

    5m for Douglas I doubt it.

    All transfer prices are pure speculation by the press.

    There is not a chance we have paid 5m for Douglas when he has 12 months to run on his contract.

    I wouldn’t worry about transfer fees, we won’t pay stupid money and you’ll probably never know how much we have paid.

    6 people through the door in the next 2 weeks:
    De Jong
    Douglas
    Debuchy
    Hoilett
    Anita
    Maiga

    Players leaving:
    Williamson
    Simpson
    Forster
    Best

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #29

    Belly.

    Can’t say 4-4-2 is dead. In some games it will be useful.

    Look at man utd. They go 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 however you see it in some games they go 2 up front with Rooney and welbeck.

    I think 4-4-2 would work as de Jong can come deeper with cisse stretching the opposition. 2 up top occupies more defenders and gives more room for Ben arfa or whoever is playing wide.

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  • peterrwrightt

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #30

    don’t take his comments so negatively, De Jong will sign for us. maybe by this time tomorrow. DL and LC want to get the LDJ and Douglas deals done in the next 24 hours.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #31

    Not saying I know amounts or if this is true or not.

    But the way I see our transfers is not a season budget of 20 million ( using this number as an example)

    I think Ashley is a long term planner and will say instead of 20mil a year maybe 60 mail over 3 years.

    If the players we need are available now we might spend 30. If they aren’t we could spend only 5 then more next year when targets available for the right price.

    Look at cisse. Was wanted last summer but we waited and saved 5 million on him.

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Why do people think 5 million is too much for a player in last year of contract?

    Realistically you won’t get him for any less than that. Clubs still want to make some money, no point losing a player for next to nothing when you might as well get an extra year playing for your team.

    We wouldn’t have sold enrique for 2/3 million so why should we expect other clubs to sell for that .

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  • Belly

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeah you’re right 4-4-2 might be needed to grind out results but to win matches and dominate the ball 4-3-3 is a winner and we’ve got the players to do that.

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  • cndrbrown

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on! lets get’r done

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