Newcastle Make Move For Ajax Captain


The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are going after Ajax captain Siem de Jong, and the club are willing to pay out £9M to get the player to Tyneside in the next couple of weeks.

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Siem de Jong – a Newcastle target

De Jong is only 23, and can play as an attacking midfielder or up front as a withdrawn striker, and he has one Dutch cap, and has 196 appearances for the Dutch Champions with an impressive 64 goals, since making his debut back in 2007 as an 18 year-old.

And this season he has 13 goals in 27 appearances for Ajax, but we wonder if Ajax would be willing to let their captain leave mid-way through the season?

De Jong has two years remaining on his Ajax contract, and the reports in Holland are that he is keen to become a free agent and run down his contract, so that may be a hurdle Newcastle will have to overcome in the 16 days left in this transfer window.

Siem is the older brother of former Newcastle target Luuk de Jong, who went to Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer, after Newcastle failed  in their attempt to bring the top young striker to Tyneside.

We have to think it will be very difficult to get this lad into the club in the next 16 days, although he does look a class player, and a number of German clubs are also interested in acquiring the Ajax captain, so there will be severe competition.

And the Mail report says that Alan Pardew will be pushing for a Champions League place next season and wants more class in the team, but we are just hoping we can survive in the Premier League this season – first things first.

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124 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    i like the modle we have in the recrutement area, for me it proves there are players out there good enough to play in the prem in the top half, and will not break the bank to get them,
    i understand this mean we will always be a transition club for these players,( the ones good enough)
    and even though i dont like obertan, i will not nock the club for buying him,

    this is how i see the club being run

    ASHLEY,
    he has set out his plan, buy good tallented players from struggling clubs,, get them under 26 tie them to long contracts, sell on for a proffit

    CARR
    i think he has the hardest job of all, he spots the tallent and sounds out the agents

    LAMESASS
    his job is negotiations, whether that be coming in and going out, putting a package together that suits everyone

    PARDEW
    his job is to train what he has and get the best out of them on match day, try and keep everyone happy, in most other clubs he would have a say in who he wants, but i doubt he has here,, if he did, he would be flying all over to see players, and he knows A CB is the most important pposition that needs filled right now,,

    where i see this going wrong is both lameass and pardew,

    lameass thinks he is a negotiantion god because of the AC deal, but i would not like to guess how many deals he has screwd up for us,
    and his statments he makes, he proves he is not a football man with the crap he comes out with

    PARDEW

    for ASHLEY to get the biggest return on his money on players, pardew is the wrong man, i think he is to defence minded, he is to stubborn, he picks his fave players and not always the best players for the job

    i think players value would go up if pardew played a more attack minded game

    he went all out attack v man u and scored 3, man u scored 4, but he will not play man u’s attack every week, but he chose to play defencive v norwich scored 0 but got a point,,

    i think he will have his pance taken down v reading this weekend,,we do not play as a team and they do

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2

    Yeah “daily mail” love it to happen although i cant see it happening really, take anything the fail says with a pinch of salt.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Not another De Jong!

    We fcuked up with the last one!

    He isn’t even a striker?! Or a LW!

    Bullshit

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #4

    is guy really been seen at the airport? or was that just someone pissing around?

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  • MacToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #5

    How much does he want in wages? Would be my question.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    torq

    from previous

    I think QPR can afford the 8mil for remy upfront but they will try to do so many deals it will be better to spread this fee for all players over years.

    The fee upfront to the agent wont be anywhere near the 8mil so easier to afford that.

    I remember west ham, cant remember the player, stealing a player off liverpool (i think) just as he was about to start talking to them, by paying his agent something like 700k to tell him to go to west ham.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #7

    beattie… He can play in the 2nd striker role or the number 10 role. Anyway i don’t see cisse as the kind of striker who can play with a partner a player directly behind might suit him better

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Torq…I find it strange from a business point of view that OM would accept QPR and Schalke’s offer in installments when they have accepted our cash up front offer?

    …doesn’t make sense for them to do!

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  • magpie1987

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Hi lads, long time reader first time poster. Has proud posted today?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #10

    beattie

    siem is better than luuk in my eyes…i appreciate a different player but a very good one.

    The downside to this is that he is a second striker/AM so would probably mean cabaye playing a more withdrawn role.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #11

    completely different fish to Remy?

    We can target the best young players all we want, if we dont sign any of them then we’ll always be shite

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #12

    nothing anywhere about a airport….. what did you hear

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #13

    is this guy friends with pieters, krul?

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  • q8igeordie

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #14

    We need to get bodies in and quickly … relegation is a b*tch… if we lose to reading at home .. then its relegation for certain… the reading game is a cup final for me

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  • magpie1987

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Any news from proud today?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    q8igeordie

    norwich should have been to 🙁

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #17

    jesper

    It’s strange that it would happen…you would have thought they would want the money upfront to spend i themselves….unless they aren’t desperate for the money and QPR have maybe got some agreement about barton put in place?

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #18

    I like Siem De Jong, but our priority should still be a forward that can play out wide and a CB.

    …Lamearse need to stay on target (he acting like a kid with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) FOCUS damnit!!!

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    on the previous thread someone said he was at the airport before the article in the DM came up so thought it seemed legit

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Rainrix

    If Cisse gets injured what then? We would be left with a AM effectively.

    Cisse needs creativity as part of a forward 3. We need a LW/SS. Cabs can play AM to good effect. Signing Siem would be pointless.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #21

    *he’s

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  • ajcrawfs

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #22

    siem plays striker as well i thought?

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  • yorkymag

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #23

    40yorkymag // Jan 15, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Having had time to reflect on Monday madness,it’s hard to have any anger towards the player or the Newcastle board
    Firstly I am not a fan of batman and robin but they have put an excellent offer on the table for a very good player but have been gazzumped by a desperate man.
    Our issue is that the the one thing that could have helped us secure the signature is our league position .
    A point at stoke ,a point at old Trafford and A win against either west ham or swansea and remy would be in black and white
    The blame rests fairly and squarely on the coach and his team
    26 points would have been 11th in the table vs bottom ,if you get my poin
    Pardew I am afraid is the real issue

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  • BelfastMagpie

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #24

    I’ve got a suggestion Mr Llambias.
    Can you do this deal quickly please ? Are you capable of doing a quick deal ?

    Please dont waste another two weeks pissing around with this one. Or we will get mugged off again, by Qpr or Southampton or one of the other big clubs. 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Great if true but I can’t put myself through all this again with another de Jong!!

    And if we have 9M where the hell is our CB? Willo = another defeat.

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  • lewytoon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #26

    ah i saw it, hopefully is true, nothing on twitter though

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Siem would only work if Andy Carroll came back.

    He’s a bit like Nolan but better.

    Wait a minute…oh god no…not gypsy!

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  • One comment a day

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Sage from previous thread.

    Totally agree mate, just saying ‘are they’ not that they have lost their scouting ability. They just seem to be having a lot more failures lately.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #29

    TS – You’d be surprised the figures talked about with regards agents fee’s for a Remy deal. Just think Ba > Newcastle from west ham and that would give you an indication.

    It’s confusing – very confusing! But hopefully one way or the other we will know today.

    De Jong seems too good to be true to be honest. And at £9mil looks cheap. Don’t know if its got any legs to this one bit am going to do some digging – of course ! 🙂

    As I just said on a previous post – he would slot seemlessly into a ACM role with cabs and HBA with Cussen up top as a ‘loan’ striker.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #30

    TS…beats me 🙁

    …I just find it a bit strange (whether they need the money or not who wouldn’t want it up front?) I don’t think they want Barton on their books, but I could be wrong 😉

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  • rainrix

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #31

    Beattie… Play like barcelona with 6 midfielders? 🙂 .

    Cisse’s barely been injured since he’s been here, that cautionary withdrawal from the brighton is the only one i can think of.

    That being said all in all i agree with you we need a winger/striker who can cover if cisse is injured but isn’t unhappy playing on the wing of a front three week in week out.

    Anyway its the fail reporting this i doubt ajax would let him go anyway.

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #32

    Yorky, how exactly would a few more points on the table have made any difference. Remy is going to QPR for the money not because QPR are a better option for football reasons.

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Cussen ?? I mean Cisse !

    We haven’t signed a new player and I felt the need to announce it ! 🙂

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #34

    beattie

    If this player is signed instead of a striker/left forward then I will not be as happy as I am with us being linked.

    However if he is another target and not instead of but as well as then I think it’s great.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #35

    yorky

    you coud give the likes of pardew, allardyce and pulis the best players in the world and they’d still tell them to hoof it and play for a draw!

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  • tequilamag

    Jan 15, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #36

    Rotonda Pardew never said we would not be outbid , that was EDs spin not a direct quote, Please read

    http://www.nufcblog.com/2013/01/11/alan-pardew-newcastle-will-not-be-outbid-for-transfer-targets/

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  • q8igeordie

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #37

    Catchy .. I am the biggest supporter of ashley and co. But im man enough to admit that they are taking a big risk here.. this is bullsh*t .. there are thousands of players around the globe … why cant we sign any player right now .. he doesnt have to be a french international .. he could be from asia .. samerica and north america .. africa .. whatever … just sign a f*****g player

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  • TorqToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #38

    Jesper – Believe It or not – Barton is regarded highly in France! They would like to keep him at the club and QPR want him off their wage bill. So wouldn’t be surprised if that’s part of any deal.

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  • MacToon

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #39

    One comment a day…….. why did you post under a different name last night? Was it for a laugh?

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  • nufc1984

    Jan 15, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #40

    Tequila – I watched the interview and that’s exactly what pardew said!!

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