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.
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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