Newcastle United have announced the signing of Luuk De Jong on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Netherlands international moves to St James’ Park until the end of the season with the option for a permanent transfer.
De Jong has struggled for playing time at Borussia Park, and as a result has yet to score this season, but the 23 year-old still has considerable potential, and will make a good alternative to Loic Remy up front.
“Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it,” said de Jong to the official club website.
“I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.
“It has been a tough season for me so far but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists.
“I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle.”
“We’re delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the Club,” added Magpies director of football Joe Kinnear.
“He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options.
“We’ve been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us.
“He’s a great character and a proven goalscorer who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie.”