News in the Daily Mail today that Newcastle may be after another Dutchman at Ajax, and this time it’s 20 year-old Dutch Under 21 international Jody Lukoki, who has been at Ajax since 2003, and he plays as a winger.
Jody Lukoki - 20 year-old Ajax winger
Jody Lukoki was born in November of 1992 in Kinshasa, Zaire, which is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and it’s no secret that Newcastle scouts have been watching a lot of Ajax games over the last couple of seasons, and with Vurnon Anita now starting to come through at Newcastle, the news is we could be in for the youngster in January.
It’s the first time we’ve been linked with this player, who can play on either wing or as a withdrawn striker, but we find it strange that Newcastle would go after another winger, when we have more than enough at the club, and the defense is really where we need good players coming through the door next month.
Lukoki made his debut for Ajax back in January of 2011 against Feyenoord, and he has so far played only 11 times for the club with two goals, and eight of those appearances and his goals have come this season.
Newcastle may have an interest in this player but he’s hardly a priority in January, with a striker and a defender being the players Newcastle will try to get through the door to strengthen a weak looking squad this season, which has been decimated by injury and poor form and has only 14 points from our first 17 games, and that’s compared with 27 points at the same time last season.
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