Newcastle will not make a decision on whether to sign Luuk de Jong permanently until the end of the season, and come September there’s even a possibility that all four strikers currently at the club – Luuk, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse and Loic Remy – will have left the club.
Luuk de Jong in action against Chelsea
That’s only one reason we hope Newcastle have tied up Lyon striker Bafe Gomis, because it looks like Newcastle will need to sign a number of strikers this summer, and it would help if Luuk shows he’s up the task at Newcastle before the end of the season.
The Dutchman seems a good lad, and he’s played quite well for the club in the three appearances he’s made so far, and he brilliantly set up Papiss Cisse early in the game on Wednesday night, with a downward header, and we’re still not sure how Cisse missed that chance from two yards out.
Yes. the French goalkeeper Lloris made a very good save, but when you have the ball two yards from goal you just blast the thing and the keeper should be given no chance.
Luuk must show he can score goals in the Premier League before Newcastle will sign him, and he can play quite well, but if he doesn’t get some goals in the last twelve games it’s dubious if Newcastle would want to sign him.
And it cannot be easy for Luuk either, after he made his debut in the Sunderland game – when Newcastle lost for the third time in a row for the first time in 91 years, and then on Wednesday night we lost our fourth consecutive home league game for the first time since 1977.
So in his three league appearances those are two unwanted records Newcastle have set. 🙁
And as we said ,he still has to prove himself and the very best way he can best do that is by putting that ball in the back of the net as many times a possible.
We really hope the 23 year-old can do that, because it would be good to have the 23 year-old permanently on Tyneside.
What do you think?
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