Newcastle target set for January loan

Borussia Monchengladbach are set to allow highly rated striker Luuk de Jong leave the club on loan this winter, as reported by Sky Sports.

De Jong joined the German club in 2012 for more than £12million but has failed to start a league game this term and so a loan move away from the Bundesliga looks likely come January.

Newcastle tried to sign the Dutchman from FC Twente back in 2012 and the Toon are hoping to secure a deal for de Jong with a clause for a permanent move in the summer.

Monchengladbach are unlikely to get anywhere near the fee they paid for the striker if they are sell next summer but a once promising career appears to be meandering, with Newcastle hoping to resurrect it.

“We will possibly loan Luuk at Christmas but definitely not to a competitor,” Borussia board member Hans Meyer said.

“Our head coach Lucien Favre has said from the start he didn’t have 100% confidence in De Jong filling the striker position but I think we’ll find a solution.”

Adeyemi Adesanya
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