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Newcastle Holding Talks To Sign Luuk de Jong

10:26 am, Friday, May 9th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

There is news in the Journal today that Newcastle are looking to do a deal for Luuk de Jong after all, even though he has failed to score in 11 appearances for the Magpies this year, and quite honestly he has never looked like scoring in a Newcastle shirt, while on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Luuk de Jong - has had a poor loan spell at Newcastle

The news is that Newcastle are at least going to hold talks with Luuk De Jong’s agents, with a fee, thought to be around £8M, already agreed with the German club.

Luuk’s transfer to the German club for £12.5M two years ago, when he was the Magpies’ number one transfer target, has turned out to be a disaster, and de Jong has had a very poor season, both at Borussia Monchengladbach and Newcastle, and in 25 total appearances at both clubs he hasn’t scored a goal.

So it seems hard to justify signing this lad permanently, but maybe a one year loan deal is in the offing, and we suppose that would give the 23 year-old more time to prove himself.

But that loan fee should be no more than £1M.

It would be a surprise if Newcastle did any deal at all for Luuk de Jong, when his loan spell ends on Sunday, simply because he hasn’t looked the part at Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Loan Moves · Luuk de Jong · Newcastle News · Premier League · Transfer News and Rumours



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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beermonkey // May 9, 2014 at 10:34 AM

    dunno
    its not like we created a lot while he was here but he still had some chances
    thought he linked well with cisse a couple of time
    he does chase the ball down in the opposition half trying to win it back but the rest of the team don’t bother
    for 8 mill its a defo no but for 4 5 I prob would take him

  • 2 anthc // May 9, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    8 million? Can’t see cashley paying anywhere near that. Hell probably stick a 70% off sd label in luuks ear and haggle.
    Seriusly though he aint worth 2 mil nevermind 8!

  • 3 Graeme // May 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    For £1 million for the next season, it could be shrewd business. With a full pre-season behind him, with the friendlies thrown in, he may just become the striker he was before leaving Holland for Germany.

    The biggest challenge could be our “Coaches” working with him to improve his tracking back and defensive abilities!!!

  • 4 ROSHAN MAGPIE // May 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    i am sure its pardew s idea to sign him

  • 5 Oldgit1 // May 9, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    Would rather have his brother. This lad will never be good enough.

  • 6 ToonDarnSarf // May 9, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    TADS

    The reason the teams in other leagues would not be happy with a B team league is that it would reduce the number of fans who go to their games and it would effectively bump every team down a few positions. Some smaller sponsors may choose to sponsor the B team of Arsenal rather than Leyton Orient for example. It would also mean fewer opportunities for lower league clubs to loan players from PL teams.

    It works in other countries because they tend to have fewer professional leagues and clubs.

    It would almost certainly be good for the England team and for PL clubs, but bad for a lot of other clubs.

  • 7 owen123454 // May 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    To be honest the lad didn’t exactly come at the best of times at Newcastle. Nothing to really inspire him to score. Wouldn’t buy him, but I wouldn’t be annoyed if we loaned him for another year. I am sure like everyone, I want to see the lad make it on Tyneside, maybe a little bit longer is what he needs. Borussia Monchengladbach didn’t do him any justice either. Maybe a bit longer is all he needs. What this cannot be though is an excuse for Pardew to say next season “We’ve done what the fans have asked and got a top class striker”. We do need a good striker even if we do decide to sign/loan Luuk. Attacking midfielder and left back whilst your at it!

  • 8 aerojonz // May 9, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Oh no… exactly what possible justification has De Jong given us for signing him? He has been nothing but terrible since he arrived, maybe one of the worst players I have seen in a while. Not to mention that if this loan was a trial period, one assist and no goals means he failed badly.
    Let the bugger go back to Germany!

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // May 9, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    On the B team issue, have the Football league and Premier league not said that they would oppose it? Without their consent the FA have no chance implementing it.

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    @6,
    Finally a post not slagging our over expecting fans.

  • 11 hadthetshirt // May 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    23 gets a new contract and we keep DeJong.Let the Relegation battle commence.Another record for pardwho coming up,least amount of goals scored in premier league :(

  • 12 ToonDarnSarf // May 9, 2014 at 10:46 AM

    Lilongwe

    I imagine the PL would love it. It’s definitely good for their clubs. Several managers and chairmen of FL clubs have come out in opposition though. It’s good for the FA, good for the PL but bad for the smaller clubs. The FA will have to do some schmoozing to persuade the FL and I can’t see them saying yes to it.

  • 13 Himanshu Dhingra // May 9, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    UEFA ‘A’ Coaches:
    England – 1,178
    Germany – 5,500
    Spain – 12,720

    Cost of Course:
    England – £5,600
    Germany – €530
    Spain – €1,200

  • 14 ToonDarnSarf // May 9, 2014 at 10:48 AM

    JfA

    Don’t be such a snidey old woman.

    I’ve not slagged off our own fans but I do think that some of them demand too much. Certainly we should expect some more than this season but I still think what constitutes an average season is distorted in many fans’ eyes.

    So tell me…what would an average (and therefore acceptable) season have been for you this year?

  • 15 stuart no9 // May 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM

    Really ? Why on gods earth would we want or even be interested in buying this clown of a so called striker ??

  • 16 Jail for Ashley // May 9, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Is it not best to buy LDJ now before his value soars during the WC, oh hang on a minute, he’ll be watching it at home, best sign Shola instead before his value rockets, I can imagine Pardew now, explaining how he couldn’t get Shola over the line after his 17 mins in the group stages.

  • 17 Lilongwe Geordie // May 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    TDS,
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/10810687/Premier-League-and-Football-League-will-block-B-League-idea-from-FA-commission.html

    The whole idea is flawed. It may work in Spain, sort of, but would we really want it here? They should be focussing on the very grass roots, not crap at this level, they miss the entire point. Improve the standard of coaching, the quality of play, even the type of games that are played (small sided, possession based technique focused) between ages of 8 and 16, not this crap.

    Once again, the head of the FA wants to be remembered so tries to put a plaster on for a short term fix. If he was truly interested in improving the game long term, he would ignore professional football altogether for at least 10 years, until the grass roots is sorted.

  • 18 Graeme // May 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    TDS – What would constitute a “Good” season depends on your starting point. At the start of this season, based on the previous fiasco, a “Top 10″ would have been a fair ask.

    However, we played far better than expected, performed better than anticipated and as a result we were sitting comfortably in 6th, pressing the teams above us and pushing for a place in Europe perhaps.

    Then the wheels fell off when we reached “Safety” – the FA & League cups were sidestepped – then Cabaye was sold, which they had known was going to happen but chose to do nothing about it.

    From 6th place we should have maintained a challenge, kept up the level of performance achieved and see how far we could go. Instead, we switched off, gave up the pretence and settled back for “Mid-Table Mediocrity” with all signs of ambition, competitive football killed off, the stuffing knocked out of the squad by selling Cabaye and making no real effort to replace him.

    This team, with ambition, could well have maintened a decent run of points and should have done. It is the consequences of the abject capitulation; the clear lack of effort that has brought the conflict that P45DUE is now facing – and deservedly so.

  • 19 The next Mike Williamson // May 9, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Carver & Beardsley have to go. Our loyalty to Beardsley is holding our youths back as he just isn’t a coach. And Carver is just an angry nutter who shouts a lot.

  • 20 dannyhunt // May 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    LDJ will be offered a deal and told to help get his brother siem through the door, id be happy with that!

  • 21 ToonMatt // May 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Good luck to all of you’s that will be going to the home games next season and showing there support to Mike Ashley, This is the future of this club to sign players like Luuk De Jong who is not good enough for the Boro’ let alone us.

  • 22 Wowhatawhopper // May 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Still better than strolla

  • 23 Oleg G // May 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    WHY?!??!!?

  • 24 Go toon gooooo // May 9, 2014 at 2:20 PM

    Smart choice.He is a very useful player.Incredible passes(leg and head) that is rare quality for strikers.His place is here.

  • 25 santoon // May 9, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    he looks decent but not his fault he doesnt score, hardly any of the midfield look to pass to him when in a good position, always tiote or sissoko, goufrran taking longs shots from way outside the box when they should be looking to pass to him or cisse

  • 26 Ericles // May 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Even more proof that this club, under Ashley and his stooge Pardew, really is floundering!




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