Luuk De Jong Eager To Sign For Newcastle


The Chronicle is reporting today that Luuk de Jong is eager to sign for Newcastle, after the Tyneside club have let him know they are  keen to get him to the northeast ,  and his father has said it’s like they are in the waiting room at the moment – waiting for the deal to be completed.

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Luuk de Jong – eager to come to Newcastle

But Monchengladbach still need to bring in a replacement for their Dutch International, which is what seems to be holding up the deal, and we suppose Newcastle are not willing for Papiss Cisse to go in the opposite direction.

A source close to the player’s father, George, has said this in Chronicle today:

“Luuk feels like he’s in the waiting room at the moment.” “He’s eager to sign for Newcastle but things are moving very slowly.”

“Gladbach don’t want to loan him out until they a back-up striker in as a replacement.” “Of course, it would be different if the transfer went through as a permanent deal.”

“But Newcastle have made it clear they want him on loan.” “Both Ajax and PSV were interested but the financial conditions of the deal no longer interest them. Now he’s just waiting for the next contact.

“Newcastle are the only real contenders at the moment.”

It seems the fee for Newcastle to sign the player permanently could be around £7M, and that’s less than the £10M Newcastle bid for him 18 months ago, and it’s  almost half of what Monchengladbach paid for him in the summer of 2012 – when they signed him for £12.6M.

We suspect the German club are trying to claw back as much as they can for their Dutch striker, and their Sporting Director Max Eberl said this yesterday:

“We’ll deal with the situation when it occurs. The transfer window is open for another 11 days and things often happen towards the end – we’re now moving into that.” “We’ll wait and see.”

It would be good to get Luuk into Toon, but  he would have to perform a lot better than he has in Germany over the last eighteen months, for the deal to be made permanent in the summer.

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203 comments so far

  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Catchy

    Pardew and Sham are both same cut out of same cloth. Both rank bad.

    But don’t you think your hatred of Pardew is clouding your judgement.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Rotonda heights

    fact is

    there both crap,,

    tiny steps in one area at the detrement of another area is not moving forward,

    the interesting thing from the stats that ED posted proved that

    he has a more settled team with better players everywhere, yet we are +2 goals better off,, is this moving forward

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #3

    They already have 4 strikers

    Hrgota, kruse, Mlapa, and Raffael

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Hope fully we can pull off a few signings before the window closes

    If we can get 2-3 players and not lose anyone it would be a huge signal of intent

    Catchy
    You also sham builds his team to do a job, another biased comparison that simply can’t be made, you like your facts yet fail to acknowledge when making your comparisons that Fat Sam has has full control over transfers and the targets they go for so therefore can get players suited solely to his style hoofball
    Pardew has no control over transfers here nor did he at WHU so therefore has to do something Sam has never had to do which his attempt to adjust his philosophy and tactics, based on some of the football we’ve played to claim he isn’t attempting to do that is plain ignorant
    In fact Sam has only once had to attempt to change his game plan, this season and he’s failing bloody miserably
    So if your going to draw comparisons do it with a manger who has to work in similar circumstances mate

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    HD
    Agree they have the cover, think they are just holding on for the fee the closer it gets to the end of the window reckon they will agree to a loan just to get his wages off the books

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    We’re eager for u 2 join us also Luuk!

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  • SuperShearer

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m a little late to this party, is Catchy actually suggesting we’d rather have Fat Sam over AP? Umm, no thanks, would rather have some kid who is good on Football Manager than Fat Sam back here. His brand of football is horrible and his arrogance is unrivalled.

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  • asenski

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #9

    but de jong is out of form which does not make him better than cisse

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #10

    Have you heard Fat Sam in the press conferences recently?.The only things he hasn’t blamed his teams shlte form on is the sunshine,moonlight,good times and the boogie.

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  • Himanshu Dhingra

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Get French Football ?@GFN_France 1m
    France Football: The PSG squad would rather see Miralem Pjanic sign for the club than Yohan Cabaye, they claim. #ASR #NUFC #PSG

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Mojo

    surely he SHOULD blame it on the boogie 😀

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #13

    asesnski

    the lad hasn’t even played 90 mins of football this year adding up all his sub appearences. Hard to know how sharp he will be but another option is always good to have

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  • asenski

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #14

    TS
    agree
    but i hardly doubt about any football arguments to get a striker who has not played regular football
    well pardew wanted him 2 years ago and probably knows him …but does it mean we should turn to any player we have scouted in the past ??

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    did anyone see the analysis on sky last night about the arsenal goal against fulham?

    Cazorla had a shot from outside the box, giroud was stood in an offside position forcing the keeper to lean to his right to see the ball, the shot then went to his left and he only just missed getting a hand to it (inches away)..

    Surely that is more offside than the gouffran chance but it was allowed. The fulham keeper never made a big fuss like hart did, maybe that’s what cost him.

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  • asenski

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #16

    we missed bony and i am sure pardew and the whole coach board deeply regret about that
    bony and remy and we’d be flying

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  • MrMojoRisin76

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #17

    Lol Mark
    I can just see him in his next press conference”That defeat was a hard one to take but the music in the dressing room at half time was terrible,that can’t of helped us”

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #18

    We’re eager for ahh signing!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #19

    asenski

    i guess it depends if they think he can still offer something to the team and better options aren’t available now

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  • GenralHez

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    It does not matter who is best Pards or Fat Sam, we have Pards and will never get Fat Sam so forget it and stop wasting time on this site.
    I would be happy to see Luuk de Jong and Remy Cabella signed even if it is on loan with an option to buy.
    We also need a CB to replace Taylor and it will not be long before we need to replace Colo

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  • martoon

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #21

    Who would have thought it Himanshu the voice of reason over Pardew – now if we were talking about Shola ………………… 🙂

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  • Greebol1892

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #22

    Not a Pardew fan at all but actually some of the football this season has been lovely.
    BUT West Brom away tells you a lot about Pardew. The home team on the back of a bad run and obviously low on confidence. They were there for the taking but Pardew utterly bottled-it with his containing defensive tactics.

    What I CAN tell you after 27 years following the Toon, the “football” under Fat Sam was by far the worst I ever saw us play. Unbearably shit.

    ADD the fact that Strolla is still able to get a game/1st-team place and our top scorer this season is a loanee: what a perfect indication of our ambition under Ashley. Mention “loan deal” and his eyes light-up!

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  • asenski

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #23

    TS
    i read your post earlier about transfer news
    may i ask do you know if the ince deal is dead and is that the reason to look at cabella?

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  • asenski

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #24

    it seems we are going to turn into a regular on loan transfer team which is very embarrassing

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  • mindshaft

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #25

    We may have the same amount of points as the season we finished 5th but Chelsea and Liverpool had poor seasons and after 22 games in that season the table looked like

    Man C 54
    Man U 51
    Spurs 46
    Chelsea 41
    Arse 36
    Toon 36
    Liverpool 35

    Both Chelsea and Liverpool have strengthened and look a lot stronger, I think the best we can probably do this season is finish 7th, possibly 6th if Everton get a few injuries.
    Saying that if we get a few injuries we could finish 8th / 9th

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #26

    I think we need a right back on loan aswel. Rtaylor won’t be back 4 rest of season and MYM keeps getting moved out of his main central role. Colo was really good once at a time. He was my hero. But MYM is much better now.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #27

    asenski

    from what i heard ince wasn’t really on the cards, he had other options he preferred from a very early stage

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  • Goodfella

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #28

    Transfersage i seen that last night it just proves that the so called top sides can pressure the ref into giving decisions their way, man u got away with it for years when fergie had the fear factor over them

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  • martoon

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #29

    Transfer Sage – would Zaha want to come here? It is even further from Londona and isn’t he supposed to be seeing Moyes’s daughter which is rumoured to be another reason he is out of favour.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #30

    martoon

    Moyes wants his loan move to be away from london, so possibly works in our favour, furthest prem club from there.

    goodfella

    I just never got that with refs. Why be intimidated by Alex Ferguson? I’d love to send him to the stands every game I had them and no matter how bad the ref it’s not like the crowd ever burst on and attack them. The FA never have been strong enough in punishing poor discipline from players or managers.

    I love la liga last year when Di maria got booked for not going back 10 yards when free kick given, then in the same freekick edged forward again and was given a second yellow. Only time i’ve ever seen a ref grow a pair and give a second yellow for decent.

    Suppose the only other time was when van persie kicked the ball away what turned out to be 0.4 seconds after the whistle went and was given a second yellow. But that was against barca and they get more help of refs than even man utd

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #31

    Martoon

    keep away from my daughter or you cant play? Wonder if Moyes keeps a shotgun near the door of the changing rooms too 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #32

    HD…Eriksen should have signed for Swansea – but sadly Laudrup don’t seem to be keen on any Danish players (go figure 😉 )

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #33

    T sage

    laurent robert got sent off v arsenal for blocking a free kick, while he was retreating, and denis bergkamp took it from 7 yards further foward than he should have. I nearly smashed the telly!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #34

    markaccus

    Either way it doesn’t happen often enough. I’d love refs to book the 5 players that surround then regardless of if they have been sent off or not.

    Same with the ref in the chelsea man utd game on the weekend, bottled the red for rafael.

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  • lesh

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #35

    If Borussia MG are looking for a striker the answer’s staring them in the face…….. Shola!

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  • Markaccus

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #36

    T sage

    totally agree. There would be six weeks of games ending due to lack of players, but theyd soon learn 😀

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  • Belfast

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #37

    Hmmmmmm. Think I’ll believe it when I see it…..

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  • Ian Toon

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #38

    Transfer- I have just watched , The Sunday Supplement. I know your a viewer did you hear what Oliver Holt had to say about Pardew?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #39

    markaccus

    yeh it might take some time but once a player has been sent off for it i’m sure they would soon learn.

    its like tackles, still get the odd bad one but most dangerous ones have been cut out compared to what it was like 15/20 years ago.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #40

    …Unless you’re Callum McManaman of course, Sage.

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