News in the Newcastle Journal today that Newcastle will concentrate their efforts in the summer on bringing players from Holland into the club, and maybe that’s because with five new Frenchmen into the club last month, maybe that’s almost the full contingent of players Newcastle had on the radar screen from France at the beginning of the year.
Siem de Jong – a Newcastle target in the summer?
Certainly the acquisition of five French players has been a boon to Newcastle, and our squad looks so much stronger with Gouffran and Sissoko already starring in the starting eleven – along with Mathieu Debuchy.
Newcastle were at the Dutch Under-21 game against Ireland yesterday, and they were at games in the Eredivisie last Saturday and took in games that included Vitesse Arnhem, PSV, Zwolle and AZ Alkmaar.
Striker Wilfried Bony plays for Vitesse and we were linked with him last month, and it will be interesting to know which other players Newcastle are looking at.
And new news is that Newcastle tried to sign Jody Lukoki from Ajax in January – and the Kinshasa, Zaire born 20 year-old Dutch U19 winger would be one for the future.
So it seems that Newcastle are laying the foundations to bring in a number of players from the Dutch league in the summer, although we expect a number of younger players – like Jody – to come in, and we also expect Newcastle to unload some of their Development squad – those players who will just not make the grade at the club.
So we expect Newcastle to be active again in the transfer market this summer, but the majority of acquisitions could be for younger players, such as 17 year-old Servette’s Kevin Mbabu who we signed last month.
But as we mentioned yesterday, if we can get two or three top players into the club, and keep all the best players we already have – our squad will be simply awesome for next season.
Howay The Lads!!
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