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68% Of Fans Think Newcastle Should Sign This Striker

3:31 pm, Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 23 Comments

With Luuk de Jong having struggled so much in the Bundesliga over the last eighteen months or so, we were wondering whether Newcastle fans think he would be a good signing for Newcastle.

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Luuk de Jong in action for Holland last summer

So without considering what the transfer fee may be, we asked the question whether he would be a good permanent signing on a permanent basis for Newcastle.

Would Luuk de Jong Be A Good Permanent Signing For Newcastle?

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So about two in three fans thinks he would be a good singing, and there;ls still time to vote, if you haven;t already done so.

If Newcastle are successful in their pursuit of the Dutch International,  he will first be signed on loan through the end of the season.

Then Newcastle can see how he performs in the Premier League, and decide in the summer whether to sign him on a permanent basis, for a fee that would be agreed as part of the loan deal..

And Luuk finished second to Demba Ba when we asked which of four strikers would be the best signing for Newcastle this January.

Which Striker Do You Want Newcastle To Sign?

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Comments welcome.

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    I think if the price is right, we should sign him. Physically, he hasn’t been up to the Bundesleague, which in terms of the physical nature of the sport, is not unlike the Prem, however, I belive he is starting to adapt there, and could be one for next season for the Toon, see if we can get a loan with an option to buy would seemingly be the best move for all parties?

  • 2 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    zlatan lol yeh right

  • 3 DokToon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:36 PM


    methinks if pards went american, he’d say, ” eff y’all and the horse you rode in on”…. :)

  • 4 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    My point is what if we do get him on loan and it doesn’t work out.Then we are going to be left in a right mess concerning the forward dept.Remy gone-strolla gone which leaves us the deadly Cisse.
    Desperate times call for desperate measures and what crap will we sign then

  • 5 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM


    that’s were so many have him wrong, he does admit when he is wrong, we got hammered at home off Man U last season, he said he got the set-up wrong, we lost heavily this season at Swansea and he admitted that he got the selection wrong and he should have left some out, last season he admitted to resting too many players at the same time during the Europa league cup run, he admitted that that was a mistake as it prevented us from getting any fluidity, but we then get fans such as yourself either ignoring what he actually says and then coming out with the following words “but i was addressing ian saying pardew doesn’t profess to be something he’s not. I really do believe that he feels anything that goes wrong is not his fault”, if he admits to being wrong then what else can you expect from him, lets be honest about this, not every loss is his fault, starting with Man City, that was the ref, more more importantly, was Pardew or player attitude the fault against Cardiff.

  • 6 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:40 PM


    that sounds good im gonna file that away for future use :-)

  • 7 toonarmydownsouth // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    14eplforecast // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM



    Never laughed so hard!!!!

  • 8 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Would sooner have strolla lol !!

  • 9 G // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    jazzyp, we need to assess if he’s going to be able to put in the shift in the Prem. If we have a pre-agreement before the loan to sign him, then it’s win win. After all, do we really want another Luque on our hands?

  • 10 El Sleeve // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    time for some ambition to be shown this summer.

    Luuk de jong – 7m
    siem de jong – 8m
    demba ba – 5m
    cabella – 7m
    another cb – 5m

    sell cabaye for 20m

    outlay of 12 mill, not a lot at all but this club never spends so what a pointless post i just made.

    can i please have these 2 minutes of my life back? thanks

  • 11 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM


    it true m8, he was asked who he would most like to face and his response was “if Colo is in the team then it has got to be Newcastle” lol

  • 12 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    No mate definitely not.Personally and its a lot of opinion around the ground that unless he doesn’t want to come back I would go for Ba. A proven scorer who will guarantee you 15-20 goals a season. Can that be said of Luuk or Gomis ??

  • 13 wolfshead@toon // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM


    if true your fave player tayls could be used as a make weight haha

  • 14 G // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    jazzyp, I would take Ba, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen. LDJ is another option, but one I believe would be an astute move. Can you remember when Denis Bergkamp first signed for Arsenal, he had flopped in Italy, and came with low confidence. Three or Four months later, he was one of the worlds best. Whilst I don’t think LDJ is another Bergkamp, I do think he is a very good player, who needs to get his mojo back, and bulk up a bit.

  • 15 jazzyp // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    I hope your proven right mate,I remember well Bergkamps goal against us while playing for arsenal.
    El sleeve
    We can all dream mate !!

  • 16 jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    It’s all well and good but the reality is that we might not sign anyone!

    …all we are left with is that idiot Joke in ear :(

  • 17 Rainrix // Jan 14, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Off topic but check some of these quotes form a massive egotist

    “No-one on earth is allowed to question my business decisions – I won’t allow it”

  • 18 G // Jan 14, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    It’s just an opinion mind jazzyp, but I think LDJ has it in him to play well for us. I think he’s just a player that takes time to adapt. He certainly has the skills, and just lately his performances in Germany have been catching the eye a bit.

  • 19 Patoon // Jan 14, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    whats this about Ibrahimovic?

  • 20 Spoof // Jan 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM


    that is a very good point, Bergkamp had 2 very poor seasons in Italy, but undoubtedly he was a top class player, one of the best to ever play in the Premier league, some leagues just don’t suit certain players, Serie A didn’t suit Bergkamp, perhaps the Bundisleague is the league which doesn’t suit de Jong, like Bergkamp he could put that behind him and flourish in the Prem, if Gladbach are prepared to take a sizeable loss as they should based on his record with them, then I do feel that it would be worth taking the chance on him, a £13m player from the Dutch league getting the same results in the Prem is worth twice the price, from his Twente days he was worth at least the £13m, if we could get him for about £8/9 which is what were likely to get from Cisse, then for me we can’t really lose, and if he does settle as Bergkamp did then ?

  • 21 shearer and the duchess // Jan 14, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    I’ve got to say, Mr Carr does a very good job of identifying players.

    If he thinks De Jong is good enough then I will be happy to have him at our famous football club.

    I’m starting to feel a real magpie now. Much better than when I supported those glory teams from Manchester & London.

    I sense the deep sense of despair from some of you chaps but that’s like a new sensation for me. And new is good. It’s stimulating.

    Up the mags!

  • 22 custurd // Jan 14, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    Why isn’t Finnbogason an option?

    Demba Ba: 3 goals in 14 games, Luuk de Jong: 6 goals in 23 games, Bafétimbi Gomis: 7 goals in 16 games, Shane Long: 4 goals in 22 games. Only slightly better than Cisse, who has 3 goals in 18 games.

    Finnbogason has 17 goals in 19 games thus far.

  • 23 sirjasontoon // Jan 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    shearer and the duchess

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