£16m double swoop for Douglas and de Jong?

Doing a deal for de Jong?
It would seem that Newcastle have sent a delegation over to the Netherlands with the aim of sealing a deal for FC Twente pair Luuk de Jong and Douglas.

And if you believe what the Mirror has to say on the matter it would also appear that NUFC have been quoted a price of £16m for the pair, which I think isn’t a bad deal.

Of course it’s easy for me to say that as it isn’t my money, but these are two players we’ve supposedly been looking at for a while and it would help sort out two positions for us that need strengthening in terms of attack and defence.

However FC Twente boss Steve McClaren insists that it would take a “silly money” offer for his star striker to move clubs this summer.

“Every player has his price. Luuk de Jong is a fantastic forward, but he is only 21 years old and it would be better that he has one more season in Holland before he moves to the Premier League,” said McClaren.

“We have already sold a forward to balance the books. There is no financial pressure for us to sell.”

Unfortunately McClaren said much the same thing before Edin Dzeko left Wolfsburg for Manchester City which kind of shows how much sway a manager has. Sure he may want to keep de Jong, but money talks in the boardroom and at the moment we have our representatives in their boardroom. Allegedly…

More speculation or signs of action? Who knows, time will tell all I guess, but for now we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with regard to the whole de Jong/Douglas situation although it’s well worth pointing out that the transfer window is now officially open!

What do you make of it all?

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282 thoughts on “£16m double swoop for Douglas and de Jong?

  1. Halftimebovril
    Aye I heard that, thought he said two and a half Carrols, I was like “WHAT!! He cost them £87.5m!!! Like F-ck.” that’s why I said stupid Lawrenson, who compares the price of a LB to a CF?


  2. AndyMag

    Yea, i thought he said that too but then i thought he can’t be that stupid but then again!!!


  3. ..break on through to the other side (and if it appears wrong, once infiltrating, collect intelligence and get the **** oot 😯 😐

    (saying nowt)


  4. Martin Lewis (of ’80s UK MASSIVE HEED News fame) insists his head is FUCKING MASSIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 😯 😯 😯




  5. Thanks for that Andymag

    I can now honestly say “I’ve wanked over Italy and I’ve wanked over Spain”.

    I steer well clear of badgers though. 😯


  6. Oh dear, poor old Ivor didn’t last long. Must’ve worn himself out tuggin on his biggun, bless ‘im 😆

    Anyhoo, nighty night Rodz, don’t forget to turn out the lights before you go 😀


  7. AMF
    Its been Monday here for almost 6 hours 😆 , soo funny if we suddenly sign someone, and its like 5.59 here but like 23.59 in oz :mrgreen:


  8. It’s a disgrace, window opened yesterday and no one signed yet 😯 Ashley oot!! 👿


  9. I didn’t claim to be breaking the story, I was pointing out my error in saying we hadn’t signed anyone yet 🙄 😉


  10. Rich, yeah mate, I was only sh*t stiring 😉 … I see that the papers are just running with the same stories around the same players this morning… I just wish we would put some of the rumours to bed and sign someone (other than Roman)
    I must say it has gone a little quiet on Debuchy… hope it is a good sign..


  11. think Debuchy wants to come here so may have to dig his heels in with his club as they will probably get higher offers from elsewhere.
    De Jong if he comes, will be as a replacement I reckon 🙁


  12. I agree in regards to DeJong… I reckon it will be a done deal the moment Ba leaves (signs with someone else) Hope it is not true…. rather have Ba


  13. Rich, na mate missed the euro final…. I am in brisbane atm and I had no idea what time the game was on to be honest…. saw the result and hilights… looked a good game for the neutral…

    off for a 600gm ribeye… hopefully some one has been signed by the time I get back…


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