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Newcastle In Line To Rescue £12m Dutch Striker In January

7 years ago
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With Newcastle desperate to add another goalscoring option to the so far prolific Loic Remy, there are reports that they could go back for one of the players they were repeatedly linked with just over a year ago.

Reports in Germany say that Dutch striker Luuk De Jong will have to leave Borussia Monchengladbach as Coach Lucien Favre has lost all faith in the forward, Newcastle one of the clubs linked with taking the player on loan in the coming January transfer window.

The 23 year old striker joined the German club for £12.6m from FC Twente in the summer of 2012 and scored 6 goals in 23 league appearances but as the season went on he was used less and less.

This season De Jong hasn’t started a single Bundesliga match, a far cry from his 2011/12 season for Twente when he scored the 25 goals that got him the big money move.

Borussia Director, Hans Meyer, has spoken out in public and said;

“Lucien Favre (Coach) has said from the start he didn’t have 100% confidence in De Jong filling the striker position but I think we’ll find a solution. We will possibly loan Luuk at Christmas but definitely not to a competitor.”

The 6ft 2 striker hasn’t figured for the Netherlands either for over a year and despite the likes of Kuyt and Van Persie pulling out of the squad in advance of the upcoming friendlies against Japan and Columbia, De Jong is also left out in the international wilderness.

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