If it wasn’t clear that Newcastle have completely given up on trying to get Luuk de Jong to Tyneside, it should be clear now that he has said he only wants to play for Burussia Monchengladbach.
Luuk de Jong – wants to play in Germany
Luuk de Jong was at the top of the striker list for Newcastle this summer, but not only is the price for him far too high, but he’s made it very clear where he wants to play his football when he leaves FC Twente, and it’s not at Newcastle.
This is what the 21-year-old Dutch striker told Bild today:
“I have spoken to Gladbach coach Lucien Favre several times.” “We talked about how he wanted me to play. I’m sure the way he wants to play fits perfectly with the fast pace that suits me.”
“I’ve told Twente that I only want to go to Gladbach. Borussia are playing in the qualifying round of the Champions League and I want to take the next step in my career.”
So that’s the end of the road as far as Newcastle’s interest is concerned, because we found out very clearly after being relegated three years ago, that we only want players who are keen to come to Tyneside and will be proud wear the famous black and white stripes.
Luuk de Jong is not one of those players, and yes – it’s a pity because he’s a very good player.
But that’s the way it is – clearly.