Toon miss out on Dutch forward.
Newcastle United target Luuk de Jong has opted to join Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach, according to reports in the German media.
The 21-year-old FC Twente striker has established himself as one of the hottest properties in the Eredivisie, banging in 32 goals in all competitions last season for Steve McLaren’s side.
Newcastle had appeared strong contenders for the Netherlands international, with Toon officials reportedly in Holland last week to iron out a deal with the Netherlands international.
But German daily Bild plus a host of other news sources from across Europe claim that Mönchengladbach have won the race for his signature and will conclude a £10 million deal imminently.
Luuk De Jong may well have been lured to the Bundesliga side with the promise of Champions League football next term, something boss Lucien Favre could offer following Monchengladbach’s fourth place finish last term.