St James’ Park director of football Joe Kinnear flies out to Germany to complete deal.
Newcastle United are stepping up their push to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong with the St James’ Park side looking to complete a deal in the next few days according to the Daily Mail.
Alan Pardew is keen to bring in a fresh striking option as his side continue to push for a top six, or even a top four, finish and Dutch international Luuk de Jong is the club’s primary January transfer window target with director of football Joe Kinnear jetting out to Germany to complete a deal.
Initially Senegal international Papiss Cisse was set to be part of a swap deal but now it seems that Newcastle United will have to fork out a straight cash deal for the £12m rated 23 year old.
Newcastle United have been heavily dependent on French forward Loic Remy this term and could well do with an additional goal-scoring option, especially as the in-form striker is only at the club on a loan deal from QPR.
De Jong hasn’t proved a big success since moving to Germany, netting eight goals in his first season at Monchengladbach, and hasn’t even started a Bundesliga fixture this season.
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