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?
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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