Loan Fee Could Be Sticking Point For Newcastle


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.

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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?

Comments welcome.

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9 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Another one to add to the list of players TOON interested in – Aaron Hunt – Werder Bremen.

    anyone know about him???

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  • estechco

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #2

    The picture above didn’t half make me laugh!

    Has to be the camp-est footy picture I’ve seen for quite a while – LOL!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m not to sure about this Cabaye story at all, but I can’t believe that supposedely intelligent posters think that Cabaye would have 6M lying around to buy himself out, I don’t doubt he could raise the money but the club willkng to pay 11M will of course pay the money in the way of a signing on fee, use ya brains people.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #4

    potski; if you’re still browsing. Your post on the Cabaye buy out has to be be the post of the year. Quality.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #5

    JFA. That could be classed as inducement and land the buying club in bother. Have a look at potski’s post at around 03:30.
    It’s a belter.

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  • sweendog

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #6

    Jail for Ashley .. could it not be that a club could give him the money .. just another way for a transfer fee ..

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Reposted from previous thread and Mag’s comments are equally relevant to this thread.

    Mag52 // Jan 10, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    ‘I feel that Ed has it just about right in this piece. We’re comparatively safe now with regards to relegation. We have no interest in cup competitions, and a finishing position in the league somewhere in the top ten, while marking a significant improvement on last season, would be about right for a club with no real strength in depth and no ambition to achieve anything memorable.

    ‘Those bloggers who blame the manager for this state of affairs are totally misguided as only when Alan Pardew is given control of the purse strings and allowed to strengthen the squad as he would like, (which, of course will never happen) should he be judged on the present policy of survival in the premiership being paramount’

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  • Sav

    Jan 10, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    A couple of diving headers from de Jong in his highlights video remind me how few exponents of this art we have today.Hallelujah, John Tudor!

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  • K T Cat

    Jan 10, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #9

    I think this sounds like Gomis in the summer all over again. The exact breakdown of the costs shouldn’t really matter to a businessman, only the total. I feel like all of this “It’s the agents fees!” “It’s the loan fees!” is just a smoke screen. Either you’re willing to sign the guy and you have a bottom-line price or you don’t. If you can get him for less than your bottom-line price, you sign him. End of story.

    Not signing Gomis in the summer was the worst. He would certainly have had 6-8 goals more than our central striker pair of Shola/Cisse. Distribute 7 goals randomly throughout our games and it looks to me like we’d be challenging for 4th place.

    This team and the fans deserve better than these transfer-fee, loan-fee, agent-fee excuses. We’re not talking Suarez-level money here.

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