NUFC flop joins Barcelona & former Toon favourite seals Premier League return at 11th hour

It was a predictably painful end to the transfer window at Newcastle United, however there has been two former Mags who sealed late deadline day deals last night.

One was predictable, seeing Salomon Rondon reunite with former boss Rafa Benitez at Everton, however the other will raise a few eyebrows on Tyneside.

Remember Luuk De Jong? The NUFC loan flop who didn’t score a goal during a dismal spell under Alan Pardew?

Well, he’s just sealed a deadline day move to Barcelona, replacing Antoine Griezmann following the Frenchman’s return to Atletico Madrid.

The Dutchman was prolific at PSV, earning himself a move to Sevilla as a result, however he’s only managed 10 goals in 69 appearances in La Liga.

As for Rondon, his return to England went right down to the wire, with Everton releasing their unveiling video bang on last night’s 11pm deadline:

He arrives at Goodison Park on a free transfer to provide cover for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, having left Chinese side Dalian Pro to complete a return to the Premier League.

The Venezuelan sent a come and get me plea to Newcastle last year, admitting he’d jump at the chance to return if an offer arrived, however it seems we had no interest in bringing the former loan star back to St James’ Park.

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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