Alan Pardew looks to bring FC Twente goal-scorer to St James’ Park.
Newcastle make £8m offer for Holland international striker De Jong
Newcastle have made an £8m offer for FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong, but his club value him closer to £12.5m.
The 21-year-old, who already has seven Dutch caps, scored 25 goals for Twente last season and manager Steve McClaren has admitted it will be hard for them to keep him.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Conspiracy theorists would suggest that Newcastle United’s pursuit of Luuk De Jong would come at the expense of the sale of either, or perhaps both, Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, and given Magpies owner Mike Ashley’s penchant for selling his club down the river one can be excused for being cynical. However perhaps Alan Pardew is merely looking for a third effective attacking option?
De Jong was part of Bert Van Marwijk’s Holland national team squad at the Euro 2012 finals but failed to see any playing time, which is hardly surprising that ahead of him are two of Europe’s most in-form strikers, namely Robin Van Persie and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.
The 21 year old Swiss born Dutchman netted 32 goals last term and 20 the season before so is clearly a player who is maturing into a very able player and a player who would surely jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League.