It looks like Newcastle are trying to secure a loan move for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong, who was a target of ours eighteen months ago, but it’s not plain sailing as at least one other Premier League club are also after the Dutch International.
Luuk de Jong – deal close to join Newcastle
The Sunday People is reporting that Stoke City are the other club trying to get the 23 year-old striker on loan, and one worry we have is that the loan fee wanted by his German club may be above what Newcastle are willing to pay.
But the report is that Newcastle are close to tying up the Monchengladbach striker on loan over the next couple of days, and that’s good news if it’s accurate, because it’s thought that Newcastle are also his preferred destination.
Luuk de Jong chose the German club over Newcastle in the summer of 2012, when he was the Magpies’ number one transfer target, but his time in Germany has hardly been a success, and he’s scored only 8 goals in 45 appearances, and he gets most of his playing time this season as a late game substitute.
The report is by Alan Oliver, the former Evening Chronicle Sports reporter, and Stoke are also in there trying to do the loan deal for the striker.
We hope that Newcastle can get this deal tied up, but we still have our doubts about the lad, simply because of his lack of success in Germany since he left FC Twente.
What do you think?
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