Director of Football Joe Kinnear has got his second loan deal over the line, as Newcastle announced that Luuk de Jong had signed on for the rest of the season, and don’t be surprised if he makes an appearance against Sunderland on Saturday – with Loic Remy now banned for the next three games.
Luuk de Jong – cheer up lad
After he had signed earlier today, this is what the Dutch International said on the Newcastle web-site:
“Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it,” “I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.”
“It has been a tough season for me so far but I am here to play games, and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists.” “I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle.”
We’ll not be the first ones to think this – if Newcastle is such a great club how come he signed for Borussia Monchengladbach eighteen months ago – this lad has obviously had some PR training. 😀
And Newcastle’s Director of Football Joe Kinnear has this to say:
“We’re delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club.” “He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options.” “We’ve been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us.”
“He’s a great character and a proven goalscorer, who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie.”
Luuk is coming off the worst eighteen months of his career =- well at least the worst six months – since he didn’t start one game in the Bundesliga this season for Borussia Monchengladbach – so the youngster has something to prove.
We really hope he can become a big success at Newcastle, and we know the Newcastle fans can bring the very best out of this lad, and will give him all their support.
We might not ( when I first wrote this – that last word was now – Freudian slip) be one of the biggest clubs in the land anymore – but we still have the best fans.
Go for it Luuk!
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