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Newcastle United Linked With Move For Luc Castaignos

6 years ago

Newcastle have been linked with a January move for Luc Castaignos.

The FC Twente striker has just turned twenty two last month but already has a lot of games and a fair number of goals under his belt.

He burst onto the Dutch football scene when he scored fifteen goals in twenty nine starts at Feyenoord as an eighteen year old in the 2010/11 season.

This attracted the attention of Inter Milan who snapped him up for just under £2m but after only one Serie A start in his debut season in Italian football, Castaignos returned to Holland in a £5m transfer to FC Twente.

The Chronicle say that Newcastle have been watching the striker for a while and he’s one of the players they were watching in the Under 21 internationals of recent days.

Any scouts will have been disappointed if they’d turned up to watch the striker last night as he wasn’t even on the bench, Portugal defeating Holland Under 21s 5-4.

However, Luc Castaignos did play last Thursday in the first leg of that two game Euro play-off, the Dutch losing that game 2-0 on home turf, meaning that after last night the Portuguese triumphed 7-4 on aggregate.

The Dutch striker has experience right through the junior levels of Dutch international football but has no experience with the senior team.

Castaignos has scored eight goals in eleven matches for FC Twente this season, while over the course of the last two years he has scored a further twenty eight for the Dutch club.

As usual with these transfer links, you’d anticipate no problem with wages when targeting the Dutch league and hopefully the same in terms of attracting their players to the Premier League. The big question though always being, can the player make the step up to Premier League level.


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