Alan Pardew says Newcastle are giving Luuk de Jong a chance through the end of the season, and the Dutchman is in Newcastle right now, and should have taken his medical today.
Luuk de Jong at Newcastle airport today
Luuk arrived at Newcastle Airport from Amsterdam today – and should be moving to the club on a loan deal until the end of the season, and if he does well, he could be signed permanently in the summer for around £8.5M.
This is what the Newcastle manager said tonight to Sky Sports, about the 23 year-old Dutch International striker:
“He had a terrific spell in Holland, we were really keen on him at that moment,” “He went to Germany and it has not quite worked out for him for whatever reason, so we are kind of giving him a chance.”
“The platform for him is to come, play as well as he can and see if he can earn a contract here. He has got the credentials, he is a big target man with a good technique, he is the type of player our fans like.”
With Loic Remy being sent off tonight at Norwich, and therefore missing the next three games, Luuk could be on the bench on Saturday in the home against Sunderland, and he may even make his Newcastle debut in the second half of that game.
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