It’s not too surprising that the loan deal that is being discussed between Newcastle and Borussia Monchengladbach will ultimately rest on what loan fee the German club want for Luuk to go out to Newcastle, for the remainder of the season.
Luuk de Jong – in action for Holland against Germany last summer
And since Monchengladbach paid over £12M for the player 18 months ago, and he’s basically been a flop in the Bundesliga, scoring only 8 goals in 45 total appearances for the club, there’s logic that say the German club would like to recuperate as much of that money as possible.
That would be true for the loan deal and the transfer fee, when and if he is transferred in the summer.
And the good news is that sources in Germany have said that he is willing to join Newcastle for the rest of the season, so Newcastle could have some momentum in the loan negotiations.
But other clubs are also interested in the 7 times capped Dutch International striker, and they include Stoke City, PSV and AC Milan.
Newcastle need a striker in soon, because it seems that we’ll have a difficult job getting Loic Remy on a permanent deal in the summer, and Shola Ameobi will finally be leaving the club after 14 years in the first team, when his contract runs out in June.
So it would make sense that Newcastle sign some striker in the summer, and the one we seem to be going after is the Dutchman, and it would also allow Luuk to get used to the English League, if we are to eventually sign him full-time in the summer.
We just hope Newcastle don’t balk at the loan fee (and transfer fee) Borussia Monchengladbach will want for their Dutch striker.
And it wouldn’t be the first time that’s happened at Newcastle over the last few seasons.
What do you think?
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