NUFC look to Ba contingency

Luuk de Jong
It seems as though every transfer window we have one of the “will he, won’t he” type scenarios, both in terms of incoming and outgoing players.

This particular window is shaping up to be no different with Demba Ba being the subject of the bulk of speculation this time round.

There is nothing to say that Ba will leave us and at least he seems happy with where he is right now if you read his tweets. Indeed Alan Pardew is hopeful that the Senegal international can be persuaded to stay on Tyneside and urged the fans to show their love for Demba in the final few weeks of the season insisting that knowing he is adored might be enough to tempt the 26-year-old into signing a new deal which would have the much publicised release clause removed.

But what happens if love isn’t enough and Demba decides he wants away? The very presence of that clause, said to be £7m, means that suitors will be lining up for him, even with his allegedly dodgy knees. What happens then?

Well apparently we are already making contingency plans should the worst happen and Demba decide to leave. Step forward FC Twente hitman, Luuk de Jong, who is said to be interesting Newcastle and is being eyed as a replacement for Ba.

The 21-year-old Holland international bagged 25 goals last term and has a strike rate of just under a goal every two games throughout his career, which isn’t too shabby at all when you consider he played for De Graafschap for one of those seasons, who ended up being relegated.

Interest in de Jong would be high though as he is being monitored by a number of clubs across Europe, but now we can offer European football perhaps we would stand more of a chance should we need to go looking for another striker?

Here is a compilation of de Jong in action. What do you think of him?

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166 thoughts on “NUFC look to Ba contingency

  1. The next Van Persie? From that video I would say if he moved to the premier league, the next Dirk Kuyt. He looks a handy forward player but he doesn’t look a natural finisher.

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  2. I would like to see Guthrie go somewhere like Reading and get some good first team football. I even think he could replace Murphy at Fulham.

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  3. Sad to see him go. I can’t understand us letting both him AND Tiote go. If we do lose Tiote then surely Guthrie is the obvious replacement, as he’s of proven quality and is here already. Pards must be REALLY confident that either

    1) Tiote will stay
    or
    2) The replacement Carr has lined-up is top notch!!

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  4. Dave
    Apparently jonas follows it, and its gutti’s proper account, so I doubt he would follow a fake acount.

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  5. I bought De Jong for my FIFA a few months back, according to FIFA he can play RW, so thats where I played him from as Been Arfa got tired quickly and couldn’t take goal machine Cisse off 😎 However he isn’t anything special on it, I keep hitting the keeper when I shoot with him, might just be me being **** though 😆

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  6. Andy you could be right mate but I know he wasn’t on there a hile back, but im never on it that much because its mostly bell ends on it spouting crap 😆

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  7. Just watched the video, can’t help feeling it could’ve been 2 or 2 1/2 minutes without the minutes. Seems a smart player and has a good eye for a pass, which few strikers have, also hes only 21 so would be perfect for the team.

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  8. Dave
    Dont have twitter myself and I’m rarely on my facebook, just seems pointless to me 😕

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  9. Andy he says he was on twitter a year ago ? I think its a fake as I can’t remember him on and he is best friends with Raylor and isn’t following him 😕

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  10. J…All striker’s miss more than they score, although if I was making a compilation of a players “highlights” I don’t think I’d be putting the misses in. 😕

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  11. Troy…I doubt owt would happen tomorrow, soooooo last day for the “cataclysmic” news? 😉

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  12. I wasn’t to bad on the field of play but at a night club, f*ck I missed way more than I scored :mrgreen:

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  13. Any port in a storm fella 😯 😆

    I see the Northern Echo have done an article with the “radical” suggestion of saving money on replacing Simpson by shifting Santon over to the right! why has no one thought of this before 😯 🙄 ……..slight flaw in the plan though, wouldn’t you still need to buy a full back to play left back 🙄 I can’t believe these blokes get paid for writing that **** 👿

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  14. Yeah, the press are a joke… I think they recycle stories on a two weekly basis… 😯

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  15. I think Troy is JJ’s source on the ground tho Rich… He hasn’t much hope 😆 😆

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  16. Dave…Journal runs with pretty much the same thing….either way you look at it,a full back needs to be bored.

    Completely off topic Dave but does Divis Tower OP still exist?

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  17. I see Ed is running a poll on who we should get in as defenders.. 😆

    I’d be surprised if 10% of the crew voting have even seen these guys in action (excluding youtube). They read a name in the press and suddenly we have to have him… 😕

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  18. To be fair, it’s the same on here. I watch a bit from the European leagues but most the ****ers we’re linked with I know **** all about……I don’t even play FM 😆

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  19. Did anyone actually think Troy’s news was anything else other than utter bull****?

    Funny how not one single journo got a sniff of these so called “cataclysmic” events.

    You lot must have short memories like. Do you not remember when he used to call himself Bobby Shinton no.9? aka Bobby Bull****. Every week he’d be on claiming he knew this player and that agent – spouting ****e like a chocolate fountain!

    He is a sad pathetic little man who loves the attention. Nothing more.

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  20. 😆 Same here… I watch a heap of footy on FOX sports and ESPN but these defenders aren’t ringing any bells.. Maybe because they are defenders and they get very little press, except when they f*ck up…

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  21. TC – He is a sad pathetic little man who loves the attention. Nothing more.

    And you posted that because…… pot n kettle mate 😆

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  22. TC… I don’t think anyone has short memories, as far as I’ve seen everyone has taken it with a pinch of salt…..except Aussie obviously 😆

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  23. TC – 😆 – I just think your post is looking for a bite from you know who… it wasn’t anything personal mate 😉

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  24. Aussie. Na, mate – I learned a long time ago that you can never win an argument with an idiot – they just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience! 😆

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  25. I hope what Troy said is true, because I have filled my bomb shelter with fresh supplies of water and food stuffs in preparation for this cataclysmic event that is about to happen. It will be a dead set waste of money if it doesn’t happen now 😕

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  26. Aussie – if by “food stuffs” you mean Fosters and Cheesy Wotsits I think they’ll keep for a few months yet! 😆

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  27. TC, I work on the theory that it is better for everyone to think your an idiot than to open your mouth and prove them right :mrgreen:

    Rich hasn’t quite grasped that theory yet 😆 😆 😆

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  28. TC- that fosters sh*t will ****ing kill ya quicker than an anecdote from Troy 😆

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  29. Sorry Aussie – I forgot you guys wouldn’t give a Castlemaine XXXX for anything else! 😉

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  30. Aye, one of the bars in the village only had fosters on draught, I used to just buy cans in there rather than drink it….bearing in mind I’ll drink almost owt.

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  31. Aussie aye,on the plus side, I can’t remember Prisoner Cell Block H other than from re-runs 😆

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  32. I’m strictly a lager man, prefer Mahou and Cruzcampo. I like the bars here that brew there own on site, lagers obviously cloudier but usually good stuff with more taste. Although me fav pub in Alicante that brewed it’s own has shut, hard times over here, they’re all struggling. I thought they’d try and hold out until the tourist season but it’s gone 😥

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  33. TC – I think I have tried that before in my traveling days… Mind you it was a bit of an alcoholic blur so I can’t really remember specific beers other than by label 😆

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  34. TC…aye Estrella is canny, even amstel….mind when it’s hot, I’d drink cold piss 😆

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  35. Yeah, I like lagers as well Rich, them or a good pilsner.. while traveling through Germany I had some kolsh style beers and they went down at a rate of knots – I think they were Ganze and Futh..

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  36. I’m a Stella man meself (cos I’m nails! 😆 ) but recently I’ve been getting in to craft lagers and beers. Some really good ones out there… one of my favourites is called Sierra Nevada pale ale – quite an unusual taste (compared to pish like Fosters as least) but worth a try!

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  37. I get a few Weissbiers over here from the supermarket and there’s a little German imbiss here where I usually get a weissbier, usually Paulaner or fraziskaner. Warsteiners a canny German lager/pils….bloody hell I’m thirsty now 😆
    going shopping in a bit, have to talk wor lass into going for a steak and a couple of cold ones

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  38. Had a Dutch one a few times called Oranjeboum(spelling?) that was canny….and Kronenbourgs sent me loopy once or twice :mrgreen:

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