English Premiership

De Jong joins Magpies on loan

2014-01-29 21:35
Luuk de Jong (Getty Images)

London - Newcastle United have signed Dutch international striker Luuk de Jong on loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach with an option for a permanent transfer, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

News of the 23-year-old's arrival was published on the club website a matter of minutes after Paris Saint-Germain announced that they had completed the signing of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle.

De Jong will be on loan at St James' Park until the end of the season and could make his debut in Saturday's local derby against fierce rivals Sunderland.

"Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it," de Jong told the Newcastle website. "I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.

"It has been a tough season for me so far, but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists. I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle."

De Jong, whose older brother, Siem, plays for Ajax, rose to prominence with Dutch side FC Twente, scoring goals at a prolific rate between 2009 and 2012.

His form saw him included in the Netherlands squad at the 2012 European Championship, but he failed to recapture his Twente form after joining Gladbach in July 2012.

"We're delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club," said Newcastle's director of football, Joe Kinnear.

"He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Record earnings for Barca

2014-07-29 22:00

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
    04:00
  • SS4
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
    05:00
  • SS5
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
    05:59
  • SS7
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @
    06:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
16 August 2014
Manchester United v Swansea City, Old Trafford 13:45
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur, Boleyn Ground 16:00
Stoke City v Aston Villa, Britannia Stadium 16:00
Leicester City v Everton, King Power Stadium 16:00
Queens Park Rangers v Hull City, Loftus Road Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland, The Hawthorns 16:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 18:30
17 August 2014
Liverpool v Southampton, Anfield 14:30
Newcastle United v Manchester City, St. James' Park 17:00
18 August 2014
Burnley v Chelsea, Turf Moor 21:00
Vote

How will Manchester United fare in next season's English Premiership under Louis van Gaal?

 
 
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.