Dutch International Luuk De Jong Set for Newcastle United Medical

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St James’ Park side closing in on Borussia Monchengladbach forward.

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Newcastle United have moved a step closer to signing long term target Luuk de Jong with the Dutch international set for a medical according to Sky Sports.

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The Borussia Monchengladbach has been earmarked as the man to give the St James’ Park side some additional fire-power, probably in lieu of Papiss Cisse’s continuing struggles in front of goal.

A fee has apparently been agreed by the two clubs and Alan Pardew will hope to have the 23 year old available as soon as possible as his side continues to push for a top six, or even a top four, finish.

Thus far this season Pardew has been dependent on loaned in striker Loic Remy and will hope that De Jong can provide some much needed support.

The former FC Twente man had an average first season in the Bundesliga but hasn’t made a single start for the club this term and is desperate for the regular first team football that could help secure a spot in Louis Van Gaal’s 2014 World Cup finals squad.

Luuk De Jong won an Eredivisie title with FC Twente, netting 39 goals in 76 appearances, before moving to Germany in July 2012 in a £12m switch.

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