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.
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?