Some good news for a change for Newcastle fans with reports that Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong is ready to undergo a medical before what we expect to be a loan move to Newcastle for the rest of the season.
Luuk de Jong – to take medical
While we are not convinced Luuk can make the grade at Newcastle, it is good that we get this deal tied up so that the Newcastle higher-ups can concentrate fully on bringing in a replacement for Yohan Cabaye before the end of the week.
This news broke while I was out taking my new dog Milo (a boxer mix and a rescue dog) for his hour walk – and my son Neil called me to tell me the news — and t’s good news since we’ve been after him for a good few weeks now.
And the news broke via a post on the Borussia Monchengladbach’s official Twitter account:
“Luuk de Jong (did) not train today with the Foals.” “The attacker is just on the way to the medical check to Newcastle.”
Luuk is a good age at only 23 but he hasn’t has any starts in the Bundesliga this season and in 13 sub appearances he has failed to score.
Bur on the positive side this lad will be very motivated at Newcastle and he has a lot to prove, and that’s good for both him and Newcastle, and we really hope he can do a job for Newcastle, through the end of this season.
And if he can, the news is that we’ll be able to sign him permanently in the summer for £8.5M.
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