22 year-old Luc Castaignos has had an excellent season playing for FC Twente in the Eredivisie, and he’s scored 13 goals in 24 games so far this season
Luc Castaignos – Newcastle are number one?
Chief Scout Graham Carr has kept tabs on this player for over two years now, and he had a hiccup in his career when he left Feyenoord for Inter Milan in the summer of 2011, and stayed there only a year when he played only 8 games and scored one goal in Italy.
He was only 18 at the time and he then joined FC Twente the following summer, and he has a good record of 44 goals in 99 total appearances for his current club.
Castaignos was brought into Twente as a replacement for former Twente striker Luuk de Jong, who had signed on at Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2012, after Newcastle had been trying to sign the same player.
Luc started his career at Feyenoord as a 14 year-old in their Youth Academy, and he made his debut in September of 2009 replacing Leroy Fer in the second half in the a cup game at Harkemase Boys, when he was just three days short of his 17th birthday.
While at Feyenoord he scored 15 goals in 42 appearances and he has played for all the Dutch Youth sides including 15 appearances with six goals for the Dutch U21 side.
Luc also holds the record as a top scorer for the Dutch U17 side scoring 13 goals in only 17 appearances.
The 6’2″ tall 22 year-old seems to tick all the boxes for Newcastle, and we certainly need at least one good striker brought into the club this summer, and Luc would be a very good acquisition for the club.
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