Luc Castaignos is a former Newcastle target, and the 20 year-old is a Dutch footballer who now plays as a striker for Eredivisie club FC Twente.
Luc Castaignos – 20 year-old FC Twente striker
He’s played for all the Netherland’s youth sides including 3 appearances for the U21 side and Newcastle were linked with this player constantly last summer.
When he played for the Netherlands U17 side he became their top scorer ever, when he notched 13 goals in just 15 appearances and he then scored 8 goals in 17 appearances for the Netherlands U19 side.
Since last summer he has left Inter-Milan and joined FC Twenty, where he made 46 appearances last season and scored 14 goals with 6 assists.
Luc started his career at Feyenoord in 2009 and in his first two seasons he played just 14 times with 4 goals, but then two years ago he scored 19 goals in 46 appearances in season 2010-2011 and then moved to Inter-Milan, but he was rarely used in Italy and moved to FC Twente last summer.
Castaignos stands 6’2″ tall and is of French descent and he was born in Schiedamin, Holland and his style of play has been compared to that of the great Thierry Henry.
He cost Inter-Milan €3M (£2.6M) two years ago, and last year moved to FC Twente for €6M (£5.2M), but it’s a question whether this lad could make it in the Premier League.
But Newcastle are looking at the Dutch league for new recruits this summer, and Chief Scout Graham Carr and his team could have been keeping tabs on the player last season.
He looks a very decent young player to us – what do you think?
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