Newcastle Close To Deal For Transfer Target

Newcastle appear to have made very little progress in this January transfer window, with no players arriving yet on Tyneside, but that could change early next week, as there’s news the Tyneside club are close to getting Dutch striker Luuk de Jong in on loan.

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Luuk de Jong – coming in early next week?

The delay in the loan deal – Luuk is apparently now very keen to join Newcastle – is that Borussia Monchengladbach have been trying to sign a replacement striker, before they would let Luuk leave.

But the news in the local papers today are that Newcastle are expecting to make progress by early next week, and the initial target was to try to get this lad on board before the Norwich City game at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

But there’s no more news than that – and we don’t know if his German club are now willing to let him join Newcastle, even though they have not signed a replacement.

Certainly Monchengladbach seem well stocked for strikers, which is one reason Papiss Cisse was wary of going there in a part exchange deal, and why Luuk cannot get his game there.

With Sunderland actually threatening to be successful these days, after beating Manchester United in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and presumably qualifying for the Europa League next season whatever happens in the final against Manchester City, Newcastle fans are not too happy right now, and that’s an understatement.

So bringing in one player on loan this January transfer window would probably be looked on as a success – maybe.

How the (once) mighty have fallen.

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17 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Niafron…I think PSG are after Pogba and if they do bid for Cabaye I think they might try a Arsenal on us 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #2

    I always thought Newcastle should either tie down Cabaye long term this month or buy his replacement, but Ashley doesn’t that far.

    …sometimes I do wonder how he became this successful in his main business?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3


  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #4

    stan anderson -couple of thread ago – good post. I suspect you were referring to a post from “i”. I read it a couple of times and came to a similar conclusion. Clearly he must not think that ticket money goes to Mr Tubbs.
    “i” you previously posted:-
    ” I will never let the current owner of nufc have enough control over me to be a consideration whether I attend a game or not.”
    I’ve read this a couple of times and still don’t know what you are one about. Any chance of running it past me again. Although I suppose a nonsensical statement will remain a nonsensical statement.

  • niafron

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Pogba can’t play CPL. And they don’t need him for the L1.

    So if they move for him, will not be until summer.

    Cab is an excellent target now cause he’s availlable for the CPL. Like all our players…

  • Harley

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    I thought only the capital cup winners got Europe? If the winners were already in Europe I thought the place went to a league position.
    Am I wrong?

  • niafron

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7

    Cab, Beny, Colo…

    They will maybe stay right no, but if they leave this summer, we have the whole team to rebuild.

    Who could be the key players of this new era according to you?

  • niafron

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8


    Don’t know, in England, you got strange rules. I’m still strugling to understand how many feet for a meter…

  • AaranD

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Sunderland have to beat City to get into the Europa, otherwise it goes to 6th place.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #10

    I see a sex scandal is breaking in the Sun headline “Sports Tycoon and Pop star”. The identities have been withheld.
    Mmmmmm trying to think who is currently referred to as a Sports Tycoon. Apparently Sunderland message boards are suggesting who the parties are.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley and Susan Boyle?

  • Ian Toon

    Jan 25, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Band B- from earlier .

    Being called a plastic fan is the worst insult in football. At away games the other team’s fans are abused ritually for being fake.

    Football fans have heard them all; dirty northern baltards, sheep-shaggers, rent boys, pikeys, nonces, inbreds. The cruellest taunts are traded. The regular fan is pretty immune to this playground name-calling. However there’s one jibe that is not welcomed and that’s being called a ‘plastic fan’. That cuts to the quick. Most fans would not want to be so branded.

    A plastic fan is essentially a fake fan. There everywhere and nowhere. Travelling around the grounds you do find plenty of fans berating their opponents as ‘plastic’ but I have never actually met a self-confessed plastic. The best known archetype is the Roger Nouveau character in The Fast Show. He’s a middle-class supporter whose ignorance of fan customs is laughable .

    A plastic fan is one whose allegiance to a team is not determined by family ties and tradition. They are your glory hunter. This season many have stopped supporting Manchester United and for some reason switched allegiance to Arsenal.

    Another symptom of the plastic-fan infestation is the amount of /or lack of noise generated in a stadium. Keane was you’ll remember scathing about the new breed of largely muted interlopers at Old Trafford. ‘Away from home, our fans are fantastic, I’d call them the hardcore fans’, said Keane. ‘But at home, they have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don’t realise what’s going on out on the pitch.’ Plastic fans aren’t ‘local’. A longstanding jibe aimed at Manchester United is that their supporters are glory-hunting ‘plastics’ who mainly live in Surrey. ‘We support our local team’, sing opposition supporters to wind up United. However, if you browse the United message boards, you’ll find plenty of fans denouncing some of their fellow reds as ‘day trippers’ and ‘Johnny Come Latelys’.

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #13

    niafron- you’ve got some strange grammar rules. Trying to brush up on some grammar etc currently -trying to get my head around -the uses of present tense/future tense/conditional tense – when it seems in spoken French you use the present tense referring to a future action. Why do you still have the feminin noun la livre (a pound) in use within a metric system.

  • Harley

    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #14

    Ok I’ve looked it up and here’s what it says.

    3.b. If A Europa league winner is not qualified for UCL, Europa league winner auotmatically qualifies for Europa
    3.c. If FA cup winner is not in top 7 of PL FA Cup winner will go through Europa League
    3.d. If FA cup winner is qualified for UCL then FA Cup runner up qualifies for Europa League
    3.e If League cup winner is not qualified for UCL then League Cup winner gets the place for Europa League.

    Nothing in there about a league cup runner up.

  • nico

    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #15

    Sunderland will have to beat Man City to get into Europe. Its only runners up of FA Cup that get in.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 25, 2014 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #16

    Harley…runners up gets nothing that is the new rule 🙂

    niafron…3 feet equals a meter 😉

  • Lee Dodd

    Jan 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Breaking News Guys … We are not signing anyone until the summer when Remy sods off with Cabaye after the world Cup. Same old Crap as Normal. Lets Get as many points as we can this time . 7th position as we don’t want the Europa league again…


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