Newcastle Making Progress On Siem de Jong Deal


The news coming from the local press related to Ajax midfielder Siem de Jong,  is that Newcastle are indeed talking about signing the player, but it is thought he will be a summer target for Newcastle, and of course that’s always assuming we will be Premier League club in June, because after what happened four years ago – you just never know.

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Siem de Jong – on Newcastle’s radar screen

And the possibility we are making a move for de Jong is today backed up by his agent Louis Laros, who made this comment:

“There has been a lot of interest in Siem but at the moment he is the captain of Ajax, and he is happy at Ajax.” “I expect he will stay until the end of the season. But you never know.”

It’s that last sentence that becomes intriguing, because Newcastle are finding it difficult to get a top striker to the club, and this lad has an eye for goal, and he could play as a withdrawn striker behind Papiss Cisse.

This season de Jong has 13 goals in 27 appearances for Ajax, and he is also an excellent footballer, having been at Ajax all his career and come through the famous Youth Academy, and he’s very creative and could set up chances for Papiss Cisse, who’s shown he can put the ball in the back of the net, when given half a chance.

Indeed, this could be a move that Newcastle could shock us with, and he would be an even better acquisition than Loic Remy, and Newcastle have been reported willing to pay around £9M for the Dutch International.

Siem is the older brother of Luuk de Jong, who we failed to get from FC Twente last summer, but we still don’t think Ajax will let this lad go this month, but it does look like Newcastle are laying the ground-work for a summer move for the player.

But maybe Newcastle  will try to bring him in this month – and he would be fantastic signing – make no mistake about that.

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525 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    I hope for the best, but i fear the worst. in this deal anyways

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    BULL!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    This is the quote:
    “There has been a lot of interest in Siem but at the moment he is the captain of Ajax, and he is happy at Ajax.” “I expect he will stay until the end of the season. But you never know.”

    This is the headline:
    Newcastle Making Progress On Siem de Jong Deal

    Getting ahead of ourselves?

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  • Edd Case

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    If we sign this fella instead of Remy (who I wasn’t sure about at all) then I’ll eat my hat!

    This player is a proper player. Brought up in the Ajax set up, hard working, creative, quick and a goal scorer.

    He is exactly what we need.

    If Pards and co pull this one off, I’ll probably fall of my chair with excitement.

    Sadly though, I can’t see it happening.

    Think I’ll just keep on staring out at the fields with the snow falling more and more, much nicer than thinking about our current plight!

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  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Cabaye’s summer replacement lined up then

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Lads,I think everybody who has followed this blog for awhile knows how much NUFC and this blog means to me, I do not use any other blogs and certainly dont post under different names but I think I have lost the will to post anymore as I feel I have nothing of value to give to this blog, I am not saying goodbye but simply farewell, goodluck this season.HWTL.

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  • rainrix

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Jumping the gun a bit there ed

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Would it be worth sending a scout to watch barcelona, ajax, dortmund, bayern acaemy training or even try to get a current or former coach from there to come in and be in charge of our youth development?

    Might have some tips on how to bring through great kids…..its no fluke these teams produce top talent year after year.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #9

    He would not give up being the captain of Ajax to come here, not to mention the other clubs lining up to sign him.

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  • Indian Magpie (HD_07 on Twitter)

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Good luck to you, Jail 4 Ashley

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  • toon1707

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Forget the summer that is no good to us we need players now to make sure we are still a premier league next season like has been mentioned we are 1 injury (cisse) away from disaster and that is relying on the fact he hits top form again if he does not we are in a lot more trouble than I think a lot of people actually realise

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  • cyprus

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #12

    So, what have I missed? Agents are very unprofessional, working on best deals instead of what’s best for NUFC? Terrible. A secret internet site to be set up for teams to see only and exclude agents? Brilliant! Someone with no computer knowledge thought that one up. AP went to a coaching course? Good, but shouldn’t he have done that before he took up coaching?

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  • rainrix

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Jail can you at least continue posting your “too good for ashley” jokes? They always make me laugh. Thats value damn it!!! 🙁

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Respect Jail.

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #15

    JfA
    Nothing of value?! What of the “…too good for Ashley” comments?! Keep calm and carry on mate (otherwise I shall have to start slagging u off until u start posting again ;))

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #16

    @5

    More like Ben Arfa’s

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  • hotdog

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #17

    JFA – Dont you do it it goddammit. Its the silly transfer season, the blog will get back to normality. Well maybe….

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  • boater

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #18

    If adding value was a requisite for posting here JFA, it would be one deathly quiet blog.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Southampton has installed a new Latino Coach to play Tikki Takka football “a la Barcelone”, here we have a coach who is a specialist in Hooffi Hooffa

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  • cyprus

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #20

    AP,
    while you were away on a coaching course,
    *did anyone work with the players on set plays? We’ve surely shattered that world record.
    *has anyone watched a DVD or two of Reading, our next opponents? Have their weaknesses / strengths been identified?

    Please leave the deals to those responsible, work on winning your next game man.

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #21

    @19

    Respect the guy, he was the fella who hacked down a young Michael Owen

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #22

    I reckon Ed should do a poll on whether NUFC fans think we will bring in anyone else this window. I for one think we are done (I hope not) and it will be the same old “like a new signing” or couldn’t get them over the line. Have Newcastle fans done something in a previous life to deserve being treat like this ?

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  • JToon21

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #23

    For me this is a non-starter of story. I can’t see Siem trading the Champions of Holland and a gurantee of Champions League football each season for the us. Added to this Ajax actually have a decent manager in de Boer who actually seems to know what he is doing and not a puppet for his board. Saw Ajax play Man City earlier in the season and they have a very capable squad with lots of potential. People may point to Anita and say that we may offer an attractive propersition for Ajax players can’t see this being the case for Siem and the lack of ambition been shown by Newcastle currently

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  • richyg01

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Its a ficcle world aint it, there were people on here yesterday saying it was odd that Pardew had gone quiet for so long.

    Now he has spoken, everyone is like “shut up!”.

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #25

    richyg01
    ok dude

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Scouse_geordie

    im a bit fedup with all the shit that is going on this season, i think we are just being fed lie after lie by the guys running the club

    i think in pardew we have shown nothing to sugest we have got good players at our club
    i mean no dissrespect to southampton and there players, but there a buch of unknown players really, and i watch them play and i think there a joy to watch,
    for the firsrt 20 games this season pardew has had 2 of the very best strikers in the league and gave them no service at all
    for the first 14 games he had players like marv anita cabaye HBA tiote, in and around the first team, not all at the same time but at least 3 of them at a time,
    how with the players he had did we not attack and score more goals

    our team has no shape at all on match days, we all sit and talk about the formation, and the strange thing is no one can put a finger on it and say yes , its a 442 or 433, 181 no one knows,
    for me southampton have lesser players but great organisation, they know they can pass it out wide left or right,
    for us if santon is not out on the left wing we have no one there, and if he is on the left wing we have no one at left back

    WE LACK LEADER SHIP ALL THOUGH OUR CLUB

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  • cyprus

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Curbishley and Burley both predicting a 1-1.
    Southampton coach fired!

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #28

    richyg01
    this transfer window making us all tense, may be some had abandoned the ship

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  • mattnufc

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #29

    In these bleak times, I thought I’d turn attention back to replacing Demba Ba.
    What is everyone’s thoughts on Mr. Gary Hooper?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m a bit envious of Southampton having a new Latino Coach to play Tikki Takka. We’d never get that lucky

    To be fair to Adkins though he had 2 back to back promotions, came in to the premiership with arguably one of the weakest squads, stood his corner and still played football and was starting to acclimatise, culminating in coming back from 2-0 down at chelsea.

    No Adkins wouldn’t be top of my list or even half way up, but we are talking the realms of attainable managers who could possibly do a better job than our current ” I’m god’s gift to football management”.

    Having said that, with :- Krul, Debuchy, Colo, Saylor, Santon, Anita, Cabaye, Marveaux, Cisse, we only have to replace Shola with PEA and Jonas with Benny and even Pardew couldn’t screw that up!

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  • beefman13

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail For Ashley, jumping ship eh, throwing in the towel, man overboard, when the going gets tough, you have had enough you cant add anything else, you are all washed up bonny lad!!!

    Being on this blog when the going gets tough is to good for JFA.

    Come on lad, riders in the storm, two weeks of the window left and another few to come in at least, you cant chuck the towel in now its only the 6th round!!

    Come on man, get a grip, STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF, we are all in this situation, no time for the conciencious objectors now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #32

    catchy

    some very good points raised there.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #33

    and ashley gies a toss

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  • JToon21

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #34

    Approaching the 19th Day of the transfer window and I am preparing myself for the usual Pardew line of ‘failing to get people over the line’ comment which seems to be the usual after every transfer window. Newcastle act on a strickly one in one out philosophy so I should imagine maybe one striker to come through the door and Danny Simpson to be pushed out before the end of this window.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #35

    *gives

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  • ToonMauritius

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #36

    beefman13

    you are appointed captain of the ship, keep the men’s moral high Sir

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  • Kyo

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #37

    Summer targets eh. Well, I guess Ashley knows not to repeat last summer again, but a big doubt cloud hanging over us right now in terms of premiership status. We could get relegated…

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #38

    I just want to point out….nobody wants to see us relegated.

    but if that happens, worst case scenario….we still get to watch newcastle next year you know? the team doesn’t go out of existence when not in the prem league….so cheer up guys.

    by the way – we wont go down, we will play some good stuff and we will climb the league…not sure how/why/when but i feel we will

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  • toonLYF

    Jan 18, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #40

    I actually think Alan will be sacked on failing to pick up maximum points tomorrow. Unsure how i would feel on the matter, but i’d like to see him given the chance to get himself out of the situation he is partly responsible for.

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