Newcastle have been linked with long-term striker target Luuk de Jong over the last couple of months, because the Dutch International cannot get a game at Borussia Monchengladbach, and may be looking to go out on loan next month.
Luuk de Jong – Borussia Monchengladbach occasional striker
Luuk was our top transfer target 18 months ago, but the 23 year-old elected to join Borussia Monchengladbach, in what was a £12.6M deal that hasn’t turned out well for either club or player.
De Jong has played 12 times for the German team this season, and all are late substitute appearances, and in ten of those he has come on after the 80th minute for what are really cameo performances for the striker, and in the other two appearances he came on after the 70th minute..
In fact he has played only 84 minutes of football in those 12 sub appearances, an average of 7 minutes per appearance, and it’s not surprising the lad is frustrated in Germany.
Earlier this week this is what Luuk told the press:
“I am planning on putting my advisers and my father together with people at Gladbach.” “We will see what happens after that.” “We need to sort things out. A transfer? Things can happen very quickly.”
If Newcastle are still interested in the striker, after his apparent failure in Germany, we suppose Newcastle could bring him in on loan, and then we’d have two strikers on loan, both of whom have rejected us in the transfer market. 🙁
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