De Jong hopes for permanent Newcastle move

Luuk de Jong wants to make his loan move to Newcastle United permanent at the end of the Premier League season, Sky Sports has reported.

The Netherlands international moved to Tyneside from Borussia Monchengladbach in the January transfer window, and while he has yet to score for his adopted club, De Jong has revealed he would be happy to stay on a full-time basis.

“I just want to improve my game every game,” De Jong said. “That’s why I love being here. I hope to be important for the team, and after this season, I hope to stay.

“I like [English football]. It’s more physical than Germany and Holland. It’s how I like to play. There are a lot of aerial duels.”

It’s rumoured that Newcastle have been impressed enough with the striker to be open to a full transfer, and could attempt to sign Siem de Jong, Luuk’s brother, as well.

Siem de Jong, two years older than 23-year-old Luuk, has played his entire senior career at Ajax. A midfielder or Forward, Siem has made more than 200 appearances for the Amsterdam club, scoring over 70 goals. He also has half-a-dozen caps for the Netherlands.

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