23 year-old Luuk de Jong didn’t earn his move to Newcastle this year, but you cannot accuse him of not thinking that Newcastle is still a great club, and in fact he told his older bother Siem, that Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Siem de Jong – Newcastle midfielder
Maybe that’s why Siem signed along the dotted line at Newcastle yesterday?
We are certainly one of the best supported football clubs in the world, because we still get 52,000 at St. James Park, and we haven’t won anything since 1969.
This is what Luuk has said about Newcastle today:
“The last three years we talked to Newcastle, that was important it was also good for me that the manager is still here.”
“I spoke to Alan Pardew once and Luuk also told me all about him, plus he spoke to our manager a couple of times.”
“I have a feeling he is an honest trainer and I hope we have a good couple of years.” “Luuk has said that Newcastle is a great club that has a great atmosphere in a great stadium.”
“He said it is a big club in the world, and he hopes that one day he can come back, maybe with me, so we will see.”
It would have been great to have signed the two de Jong brothers this summer, but Luuk just didn’t look the part when he was on loan here this year, and in business dealings, sentiment goes out of the window.
But obviously Luuk and Siem think very highly of the Tyneside club, and we are very hopeful that he will become a great signing for Newcastle United, and he can both create goals and he can score goals.
And given our performances this year – that’s exactly the type of player we need to bring in this summer – so that’s just one reason he could become a terrific signing for us.
Now we need to see four or five more top players brought into the club over the next couple of months – and the sooner the better.
Written from Romsey, England.