Sky Sports is reporting tonight that their sources are saying that Newcastle United are interested in signing their former target of eighteen months ago – Luuk de Jong – who is now at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Luuk de Jong – Newcastle interested
And the report goes on to say that owner Mike Ashley is willing to sanction four moves for top players in the January transfer window, and one of them is Luuk de Jong.
One of the others could be Montpellier’s skillful midfielder Remy Cabella, who is said to be very willing to join Newcastle and negotiations will begin next week with Montpellier President Louis Nicollin.
He’s the one who said Yanga-Mbiwa’s choice to join Newcastle last January was a bad one.
Sky Sports is saying that Newcastle’s interest in Luuk de Jong is strong, but after his £12M move to the German side in preference to joining Newcastle eighteen months ago, he’s been a failure in the Bundesliga.
In 36 appearances he has scored 6 goals since he joined them, and in 13 appearances this season, which have mostly been short sub appearances, he is yet to score.
And Newcastle will pay nowhere near the £12M Borussia Mönchengladbach were willing to pay to get him in the summer of 2012 – and on transfermarkt.com – he’s now valued at around £6.2M.
Newcastle will not be willing to pay anywhere near the £12M Borussia Mönchengladbach paid in the summer of 2012, and the news is that we will try to get him on a six month loan this month. with an option to buy him in the summer, if he does well during his loan spell.
Another player Newcastle are said to be interested in is Everton and Dutch International defender Johnny Heitinger, whose contract at Everton runs out at the end of June, but we’re not quite sure why we need another center-back at the moment.
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