FC Twente Reneged On De Jong Agreement

Newcastle target Luuk de Jong is certainly frustrated with his club FC Twente, for seemingly being so greedy in the transfer fee they are asking for him, and it seems that German club Borussia Monchengladbach have walked away from the negotiating table.

Luuk de Jong – seems Dutch club reneged on an agreement

Twente slapped a £16M fee on de Jong, but they had agreed with the striker that he could go for just £11M, if he would take a pass on the 20% he was supposed to get of the transfer fee.

It seems that Luuk agreed to that during the negotiations last week with the German club Borussia Monchengladbach, but then FC Twente are said to have reneged on that agreement.

Of course this is what is being reported in the papers, so there’s no real way to know what’s going on in the negotiations, but it does seem that Borussia Monchengladbach have balked at the fee, at least for the moment.

Luuk has already got into a little bit of trouble with his Dutch club, by talking a few days ago about nearly falling off his chair, when he heard Twente wanted £16M for him, so today he’s a lot more cautious in what he told the De Telegraaf:

“I had hoped not to be here any more. Moreover, I did not want to say anything about it.” (that’s why I’m giving this interview?) “Everyone has read everything, so it seems to me that my point is clear.”

 “I hope to get fit. That’s why I’m here. I lost two kilos when I had my tonsils taken out, and you can really notice that.”

If Twente get the £16M, presumably they need to pay Luuk 20% of that, which is £3.2M, so they will get £12.8M – which is only £1.8M more than they would have received, if they had upheld the initial agreement with Luuk and sell him for £11M.

Manager  Steve McClaren and the FC Twente President Joop Munsterman have made it clear that they will not sell for anything less than £16M, so we’ll just have to see if Borussia Monchengladbach do a Liverpool,  and go in and match that really daft asking price.

We don’t think they will, but we still think de Jong will end up at the German club before September 1st, and for less than £16M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #1

    Twente are just taking the p155 now.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Who cares about Twente or de Jong. Lets move along shall we 🙂

  • JDdubai

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Dont care any more, lets talk about players that want to come to Newcastle. He’s as relevant as Gervinho is now.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Wonder how expensive he will be when ge gains his 2 killos

  • Spoof

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Twente have responed to de Jong’s comments, according to Twente they have not spoken to Gladbach so how could they have reneged on the deal, Gladbach have not made an offer, its de Jong trying to lower Twente’s asking prise as he knows that no one will pay the £16m, all de Jong has done is too make himself look like a right tit


    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    I am done with this dejong saga

  • check the toastie

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    He’s rubbish anyway.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Alan Smith signs for MK Dons.

    When I lived in London back in 2000, MK Dons was just called Milton Keynes; I actually went to a BJ concert there I remember. Matchbox 20 and a British band called something with D……. opened 😉 anyways…

    What does Dons stand for?

  • spitfire_

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Let’s De Jong put himself to Maiga, Gameiro, Gervinho and Erding which in one way or another their transfer to Newcastle collapsed… those four stars had a tremendous last season.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    The guy wants out of Twente.

    Even offering to take a huge personal financial hit.
    I’m sure 2-3M would come in handy for most readers.

    All De Jong has done is show that he’s not that greedy and wants to further his career.

    If it’s not with us then that’s a pity as he looks to be the best young talent around.

  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    The dons was wimbledons old nickname (wimbleDON) so when they moved to milton keyens they had to keep some link with their old name and origin.

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #13


    thanks mate 😉 now that you mention it something does ring a bell about Wimbledon; but didn’t Wimbledon share stadium with Crystal Palace at that time? how does MK Dons fit into it all? 😉

  • JDdubai

    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #14

    Wimbledon shared selhurst park after their ground (Plough Lane) became defunct. Though to be honest it was unfit for purpose a long time before and no-one was bothered, think it was the introduction of all seater stadium that made them move.

    Wimbledon FC were taken over and they moved from Wimbledon to Milton Keynes as part of the deal, they became Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons).

    On a seperate note, its worth pointing out like Spitfire did @10 how crap a season the players who turned us down had last season. We should list them in any transfer deals to prove a point I think…….

  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #15

    Wimbledon ran out of money, and couldn’t afford to share with palace anymore (who own the ground) so I think they folded. Re started at milton keynes, to the slight chagrin of some of the wibledon fans. Then, like I say, they named themselves mk dons to keep some tradition. I think that’s basically how it happened 😀

  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #16

    Isn’t there a team today just called Wimbledon? or is that a completely new team?

  • Markaccus

    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #17

    AFC Wimbledon is a professional English football club based in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. The club currently play in League Two of the Football League, which is the fourth tier of English football. They play at Kingsmeadow, a ground which is shared with Kingstonian.

    The club was founded in 2002 as a result of Wimbledon F.C.’s relocation to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire; Wimbledon F.C. was subsequently renamed Milton Keynes Dons. The Wimbledon supporters who strongly opposed this move reacted by founding their own club, AFC Wimbledon. In view of its transplanting to Milton Keynes, a large majority of Wimbledon fans felt that the original club no longer represented Wimbledon’s legacy and traditions,[1] and thus withdrew their support, choosing instead to start a new so-called “phoenix club” from scratch.

  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 10, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #18

    I think Markaccus has got his information slightly incorrect I’m sorry to say.
    In fact the original Wimbledon club folded due to the introduction of new childrens entertainment. The Wombles of Wimbledon went out of work and could no longer keep the grounds tidy, free of waste and safe.
    The new and less entertaining franchise of entertainment was dumbed down and brought us things like the Telletubbies that couldn’t even speak for the love of god.
    In protest and as a last bid of freedom Uncle Bulgaria and his troops moved the club in a one night stealth attack but only got as far as Milton Keynes before being taken down by Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La La and Joey Barton.

  • LooneyToon41

    Jul 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #19

    @18 Papiss. Looney ‘doffs’ cap, in admiration, and applauds. Genuinely, very funny! More of this on the blog please! ;-))

  • Grafton83

    Jul 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #20

    I think its also important to mention that mk dons has since relinquished any claim to the history of wimbledon fc. The history now belongs to Wimbledon AFC.

    I happen to now live at Plough Lane and everytime AFC Wimbledon get promoted they have a gathering here. They’re a good bunch of supporters who still feel very wronged by the last owners decision to move the club. I really hope they can re-establish themseleves as a top tier club one day but they really need thier own stadium.

  • abbietoon123

    Jul 10, 2012 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #21

    find another striker who is actually interested in a move to newcastle!!! 🙂

  • miggy

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #22

    he lost two kilos when he had his tonsils out makes u wonder how big they were


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