Newcastle Closing In On First Transfer Success

When Newcastle had Luuk De Jong as out top transfer target in the summer of 2012, Newcastle was not his first choice club, and we learned that because he signed on for German club Borussia Monchengladbach for over £12M.

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Luuk de Jong – close to Newcastle switch

And it has turned out to be disastrous move for the Dutch International striker, who cannot now get a start in Germany, and he has been used this season basically as a late substitute in many of their games.

However, there are reports in the local press that Newcastle are now his first choice for a loan move this month, and as far as we understand, the player is still a target of Newcastle’s, even though he has failed miserably in Germany for the last eighteen months.

Newcastle are reported to have already held talks with the German club, and it is understand the 23 year-old is keen on a switch to the Tyneside club.

There are other clubs who are willing to take the striker, but we have our doubts whether this lad is good enough for Newcastle.

But we suppose if we do get him on loan , Newcastle can see how he performs in the tough Premier League, and if he plays well and scores goals for Newcastle though the end of the season, we could then presumably sign him in the summer.

If Joe Kinnear can get this lad in on loan, it will be his second success since becoming Director of Football at Newcastle last June, but again  it will be another loan move.

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48 comments so far

  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Let’s hope 1 of many well at least 4 if you believe what the papers and Ssn say


    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #2

    de jong??? no thanks.. we need a player whos in form now ..not a out of form player… we beta get gomis


    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #3

    He’ll be a great signing

  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Let’s hope we get a couple of players in this transfer window just have to wait

  • Graeme

    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #5

    IF he can get him in “On Loan” fair enough, he was a class act before he joined the wrong club. However, following the Remy debacle, any agreement MUST include an agreed “Sign- On” fee at the end of the loan period, that would secure his permanent transfer with NO further negotiation.

    We really screwed up royally with the Loic Remy deal – well done JFK, you muppet.

  • Dragon64

    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s the risk we take hoping that players we get can adapt to the preimer league quickly. In Carr we have to trust his judgment.

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #7

    Montpellier forward Remy Cabella, 23, admits he would be happy to move to the Premier League this month, with Newcastle thought to be leading the race for the Frenchman.
    Full story: Sky Sports

  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #8

    @RVD Strange, as just earlier in the day I read that he has said ” I want to stay till the summer and help the team against relegation”, right from the horse’s mouth. Strange contradiction indeed!

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #9


    You complain about the finance craic and then jump straight into it!

    Just because Mikey overpaid for the club, it doesn’t mean NUFC is affected. NUFC owed £X amount the day before he bought the club and it owed the same amount the day after. Moreover, not only is Mikey not taking money out of the club like the last bunch, he’s putting money in by way of a massive interest free loan. This is an enormous saving to the club. But those people who can’t be bothered with the finances just like to bring up anything to hit him with: in this case, advertising. I can’t believe that if a bloke gave you £100, you would expect him to pay for his cup of tea. But that’s what some people are like.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #10

    Don’t worry about De Jong. I’m sure Joe’s got the next Negredo lined up.

  • RonVanDam

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    Comment #11

    I dont know what to believe. Rather wait and hope and see what develops in the coming weeks. We have to make a offer to Montpellier that they cant refuse to avoid a tug of war in summer.

  • PapissSmurf

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Can somebody PLEASE clarify to me whether or not Loic Remy can be sold to Arsenal whilst he is on loan to us? If so, does that mean he would move there immediately, or see out the rest of the season loan with us?

    Too many rumours about it for my liking!

  • Graeme

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #13

    PapissSmurf, Remy is on a season long loan with NUFC and will play for us until May when the season ends; he will then return to QPR & floppychops. After that he is no longer our concern. If they sell him, or keep him, its up to QPR.

  • Speed11

    Jan 9, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #14

    Newcastle apparently interested in these pair Lyons Gueida Fofana and Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu. does anybody know much about these two players?

  • Tinman

    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #15

    One of my best mates (Dutch) believed, when we were first interested in him, that De Jong was a class act. He says the same about him now. And by the way ED, his first season in Germany wasn’t that bad.
    Anyway, he also said Anita would be brilliant once he adapted, and lone behold Anita is proving all the doubters wrong. Will fill Cabayes boots when he leaves in the summer.
    De Jong has the potential to be a toon legend, and persuade his brother to come in the summer 😉

  • Sydney Toon

    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #16

    I would be happy with the signing of De Jong, even just on loan, but hopefully we can secure him a with a view to buy clause as well.
    Apparently, QPR Owner Fernandes wants Remy to stay should they go back up, which is a possibility. There is quite possibly the chance that no matter how hard we would have wanted and pushed for it, I doubt Fernandes would have sanctioned a view to buy price, knowing they had a squad and lets face it coach good enough to bring them back up. We needed a quality striker, little funds available, so we get Remy for a season loan.
    It has reaped rewards, we sit in 8th, clear of Southampton and only a few points off 6th. The form lately has been poor, but I’m sure we can bounce back, maybe the game after City who are on fire right now.
    We will need ultimately 3 strikers in by the Summer, with at least 1 in now. I would like to think we are monitoring the West Brom situation closely with Long.

  • potski

    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #17

    Maybe QPR could sell him now, but his registration with the FA/PL is held by Newcastle. He can’t play for anyone else before the end of the season.

  • Ciaran

    Jan 9, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Comment #18


    Yes he can. You can play for 2 teams in a single season.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #19

    If Newcastle have paid a fee, which no doubt they have, to QPR to have Remy on loan for the season and a legally binding contract between the clubs. I would suggest Newcastle would have to be compensated to release Remy. I do not know, it’s just an assumption.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #20

    Ruddy; Are you back in Toon yet after your Christmas break?

  • Ciaran

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #21


    Forgot about any potential fee we may have paid, think you’d be right on that score.

    As for being back in the toon, I will be back on Sunday evening. Looking forward to it, despite having a relaxing time at home.

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #22

    Well I hope we have 3 points in the bag by the time you get back. Cannot see it but we live in hope.

  • Ciaran

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #23


    City have been poorer than usual on their travels this season, and lesser teams than us have taken all 3 points when City have came to visit so there is no reason why not. The fact we’re missing Colo and Debuchy will probably be our undoing if I am being honest. Santon is not a full-back and it is a tough game to throw Haidara into.

    Possibly could see M’biwa RB, Santon LB, with Willo Saylor starting at CB.

    No matter the permutation of possible defences, I do not have faith in that back-line. Nick a point maybe? City are red hot right now though! Clean sheet unlikely!

  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #24

    That’s the problem. Do we have enough to score more goals than them. Don’t think so.
    I can see them winning by a two goal margin.

  • terencelim

    Jan 9, 2014 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #25

    @Blackley and Brownlie If you’ve no clue about the financial situation then it’s best not to say it at all.

  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2014 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #26

    @Tinman You make a very inteersting point. IF we get Luuk on loan, IF he plays well and is happy and IF we get a good finish in the league(7th minimum), THEN maybe, just maybe, Siem De jong would like to come to us.

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2014 at 4:56 AM

    Comment #27

    Joey B’s been tw@ing again and you can’t help but like the guy for his observations on mankind.

    Good on ya Joey lad, you tell ’em.

  • lesh

    Jan 9, 2014 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #28

    Here’s an article discussing five possible strikers and…..

    Ciaran, you’ll see that the publisher (WhatCulture) is looking for writers to contribute articles. It seems right up your street and your literary talents and wisdom could gain national exposure. What an opportunity eh.

  • catchy in norway

    Jan 9, 2014 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #29

    I thought we paid a season long loan fee for remy

  • ERER

    Jan 9, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #30

    I can’t believe my eyes.

    People actually want Gomis over De Jong ?

    De Jong is an exceptional player and Newcastle are very lucky that the manager has shunned him.

    Gomis on the other hand is a complete waste who is getting older.
    Gomis is Cisse without the technique.

  • petey

    Jan 9, 2014 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #31

    Kinnear does realise this isn’t siem de jong right? Who would actually be a fantastic player to replace yoan kebabs

  • Jarra

    Jan 9, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #32

    My predications during this transfer and to the end of the season. Club announces that at the end of the Transfer window we did not se value for money that would improve the squad during this window, hence no new players brought in. We are delighted to have not lost any of our stars and we have a lot stronger squad to continue to make progress on last season. On finishing Mid Table the club are delighted with the progress that was made on last season. The question I ask you am I being negative or realistic?

  • cyprus

    Jan 9, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Has anyone seen the Man City game? Probably the most impressive performance I’ve seen this year. I wouldn’t want to be their next opponent!

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 9, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #34

    Logged on. saw this headline and clicked.

    Disappointed to say the least.

    Another terrible and misleading headline.

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 9, 2014 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #35


    no need to worry, they will be tired

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Hopefully this deal can get done soon, the sooner the better like, we need another option up front and he seems ideal.

    Gomis is a 1 in 3 man over his career, hardly great in France, especially when playing for a decent side like Lyon, even if they have fallen away recent year or two.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #37


    Man city have so much fire power. Quality on the ball, pace, strength, power, skill….the who lot.

    If we lose we lose, it’s not the end of the world to lose to that side. What we need to do though is make sure that if they win they earn it and they can’t cost to an easy victory. As long as we show fight and try to play i’ll be happy.

  • cyprus

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #38

    They didn’t look tired 🙂
    They could’ve easily scored 10. It looks like Pellegrini has now figured out his best 11 and it is mighty impressive- and scary. My tip for the PL title at the start of the season was Arsenal (even after Villa loss), now it’s Man City.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #39


    for some reason city struggle away from home…it’s weird cause teams normally struggle to score at home when teams park the bus but city are the opposite

    i think it’s city or arsenal now…chelsea dont have enough

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 9, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #40

    Anyone kna aboot theese two players
    Lyon midfielder Gueida Fofana and Sochaux striker Cedric Bakambu linked with moves to St James’ Park


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