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Newcastle Close In On First Transfer Signing

11:23 pm, Saturday, January 11th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

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.

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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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Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    Why a loan ? .

    We still haven’t replaced Ba FFS .

  • 2 IITianToon // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Please let this be true! Lifts fans at least :)

  • 3 aidytoon9 // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:38 PM

    This lad is decent, hope we get him.

  • 4 NOVA2967 // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Would be great… Let Remy value decrease some.,,

  • 5 jimmysmith // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    A loan, that is the percentage play, isn’t it?

    If he is rubbish, we send him back, and if he isn’t, we ….erm, enter into protracted negotiations that ultimately peter out into enevitable disappointment….oh dear, yes of course…..eternal hope and realization…..our sad lot in life.

    What was I thinking.

  • 6 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    Tbh can’t see us signing anyone, can’t see many clubs selling in the last week of the window

    Oh and Jason Puncheon worst penalty ever! They need to investigate that lad for match fixing!

  • 7 luke.r // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    would be good if we got him and a loan is the right way to go about it as he just didnt do it in germany but he was class in holland.

    all we need now is richards and ince and id be very happy!

    one can dream

  • 8 DS_NUFC // Jan 11, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    @elgalgojonas: thanks for the messages. I enjoy my 5 years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team mates. Looks like Jonas is leaving wish him we’ll always gve his best for the club

  • 9 NUFC FOR SALE // Jan 12, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    WHO CARES?????????

    Our season is over.

    We have a manager who wouldn’t know good football if it kicked him in the @rse

    We are not going to invest enough to push for a top 4 spot.

    Why be bothered about the rest of the season??? There is nothing to get excited about at NUFC and never will with this owner and especially this manager.

    Pardew the most inept manager I have known in my time.

    Fair enough we’re out the cups…..fair enough we’re not going to challenge top 4…….but if we played decent football I could understand people wanting to go an watch and give a sh#t…but we don’t.

    We play the most drab style of football I have seen at St James Park in the last 20 years.

    All we have to look forward to under Pardew is another derby defeat and mediocre football

  • 10 Big Pappa Cissé // Jan 12, 2014 at 12:07 AM

    @ Jimmy

    Football transfers are a gamble m8 and it is up to the likes of Carr to turn the odds in our favour .

    Say De Jong comes here for a year and nets 20 goals or plays really well, You think his parent club won’t either :

    A) Ask for more money for a permenant deal .

    B) Keep him .

    Look no further than Remy for proof . We could have probably bought him outright from QPR when they were relegated for under £10 million, plus he had shown he can score in the PL . Now they want £15 mill for him and it looks like he will be gone as soon as his year with us is over.

  • 11 NEWEXPATMAGPIE // Jan 12, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    See the Doom and Gloom Merchants are out in Force on here today!

  • 12 SirJohnTudor // Jan 12, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    @ NUFC FOR SALE

    Worst football ever? You forget Dog Leash and Fat Allardyce.
    Admittedly we’re close to those low standards but not quite ….yet

  • 13 Jeff from Benwell // Jan 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    NUFC for sale
    It might be an idea to make comments on a match day after the game.
    You just look like an empty headed wassock posting crap b4 a game where we played out of our skins.
    Are you Welsh ? lol
    My granny knows more about footy than you !!!!
    I know a good netball site for your edification —————-www.NUFCforsaleisaberk.com




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