It’s hardly surprising that Dutch striker Luuk de Jong wants to sign a permanent deal for Newcastle because the Tyneside club have given him a chance in the Premier League on a loan deal, when other clubs shied away from him after a disastrous 18 months in Germany after signing on for Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2012 for £12.6M – when he was the top transfer target of Newcastle’s.
Luuk de Jong in action at Hull – he had a good game
It’s not unlike Newcastle bringing in Loic Remy on loan last August, when other clubs balked at him, because of the rape charge hanging over his head at that time – and of course he’s since been cleared of the charge.
And we must say Luuk has looked a classy player while at Newcastle, but in five appearances f on Tyneside he still has to find the net, although this afternoon and for the next few games he will be Newcastle’s main striker, with Loic Remy out injured – so it’s a great time for him to start scoring goals for the Magpies.
Luuk has talked about his current situation today:
“Of course, that is what I want.” “I want to show myself in the Premier League and Newcastle is a fantastic club, and it would be great for me to sign a long contract here.
“I really like it here, everyone is really helping me – when I came in, I knew a few players like Tim Krul, Vernon Anita and Cheick Tiote from FC Twente – so it is nice they are here too.”
“It is always getting closer, I want to score goals like every player.” “Against Hull I think I did a good job behind Loic Remy, and helping out in midfield as well.”
“It was a good game for me but of course you want to score goals and be important for the team but when you work hard and win a game, I am happy as well.”
Luuk did have a good game at Hull, a very good game in fact, and he showed skill and movement and looked very good when paired with the great Loic Remy.
And according to the Newcastle manager, the Dutchman is looking better and better in training, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating as they say (who actually says that?), and for a striker that means scoring goals.
It would be great – terrific – if Luuk can get on the scoring charts this afternoon at Fulham – who have the worst defense by far in the Premier League, having conceded a massive 65 goals in just 29 games.
We hope he does just that.