The Way Is Open For Newcastle To Sign This Striker

Former Newcastle striker target Luuk de Jong is kicking his heels in Germany, and has yet to start a game for the German club this season, after Borussia Monchengladbach manager Lucien Favre has never seemed to rate the Dutch International striker.

A good question is why did they sign him seventeen months ago if the coach didn’t rate him?

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Luuk de Jong – move to Germany not a success

It’s a difficult position for the Dutchman to be in, after he preferred to move to Germany in the summer of last year, rather than move to Tyneside, after he was our number one striker choice.

Newcastle have been linked with the Dutchman for a possible loan move in January, although it was though that PSV Eindhoven may be interested in the striker.

That’s because the Dutch club have Jurgen Locadia and Tim Matavz out injured, so they could be interested in a loan move for de Jong in January.

However, PSV Technical Director Marcel Brands has said this in Voetbal International today:

“Matavz, according to the doctor will play again after the winter and Locadia is fit.”  “PSV have not enquired about Luuk de Jong.”

De Jong did play 31 games last season with eight goals, so if Newcastle are interested in bringing the striker to Newcastle for the rest of the season, so they can at least check him out – the way seems open.

And there doesn’t seem much risk in doing that, as long as the loan fee is reasonable, and Newcastle can then see if he is good enough for the club.

What do you think?

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8 comments so far

  • toonincheek

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Backup for Gouffy.

  • magicbus

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Better than Stroller and will offer a bit of pace

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Found a screwed up letter in the Strawberry last night. Interesting, someone’s a bit down in the dumps methinks:

    ‘Dear Joe

    I’m really fed up with being unpopular. No matter what I do, everybody hates me. How do I get people to like me and think I’m cool?

    Please help.


    St James Park

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Dear Nick,

    Luckily it’s the start of autumn term; you’ve got the chance of a fresh start. You got in with a bad crowd in the past, and unfortunately they dragged you down, so this year, try to find a new set of friends who won’t bully you into doing daft things that make you look like a complete spanner.

    Think of the new season as a kind of rebranding process: ditch your old tactics n favourites – get rid of that Sheila Amyoby, that Jonah, he’s a waste n that Cocoa tart, just look at his hair.

    Tell you what Alan, lets have a clear out an we might go up the road shoppin – if you’re a good lad and keep your trap shut.
    As for them fans, them thick headed pains you’re going to use different bullshit to get their. I did and it worked didn’t it. Talk sense if you can.

    Don’t talk rubbsh stuff like saying the players wide tired, you might as well be handing out free dog turds. You’re much more likely to win friends by inviting people round to play Grand Theft Auto V on your Playstation rather than playing with your FIFA or other daft footy games. You go on like you know everything, not like me.

    Hope that helps!


    Ps See, didn’t swear either

    pps – Pr dept okay’d this!

    Ppps – sorry to go public, but you did first.

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Two major problems … JFK and no cash Ashley.

    Then he preferred Germany to us … but that seems to be okay.
    Failed in Germany, great bring him to SJP let Pardew coach him …

    God why am I writing this drivel on a blog full of near porn adverts about an article plagiarised from a journo who just made it up during international week.

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #6

    Dear Alan. Sorry for the Dear Nick but I do get a lot of lost souls coming to me for advice.

    That wuz that Kleg, he’s a bit like you – he talks shyt n’all!

  • mindshaft

    Nov 19, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Think we may have dodged a bullet, 8 goals last season in an easier league and basically thrown in the reserves this season

  • peter5199

    Nov 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #8

    @5 gave me a good laugh.

    Adverts are placed based on your web browsing. I am in Germany and I get German adverts.

    When in UK I get UK adverts, both based on what I have been browsing.

    I wonder what you have been browsing? 🙂


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