€15m Newcastle striker deal ends and he still hasn't scored since April 2013

Luuk De Jong's loan deal has not paid dividends for the club or the player.

In January Newcastle United made a mockery of the Transfer Window. They sold their best player, the glue that held the dressing room together, and did not replace him. But they did bring in a striker.

But watch this video below, as it is now something of a relic.

That is Newcastle's January loan signing Luuk De Jong scoring his most recent club goal - on the 13th April 2013!

De Jong has not scored a club goal since he netted in a 1-0 win against soon to be relegated Bundesliga rivals Greuther Furth over a year ago. He has since gone on to play 30 games without scoring a goal at club level goal (although he did score for Holland at last summer’s European under-21 Championship).

And now, as his loan spell comes to an end, he has failed to score during his time on the Tyne.

The Dutch international rejected a host of Premier League teams when he signed for Borussia Monchengladbach for €15 million in July 2012. However it just seems he has lost the knack of scoring. A once bolted on place in the Dutch squad for the World Cup has now vanished and finding somewhere to play his football next season may be a challenge in itself - he will need to find someone like Kinnear to give him a go.

That being said, he is very talented - and boasted a scoring record of 32 goals in 50 games during his final season with FC Twente in 2011-12.

His future therefore cannot be entirely bleak, talent remains, but it just needs to be unearthed once again. 

Despite not scoring, Newcastle are said to be considering a move for the player in the summer as they have an agreed fee with his parent club.

But signing somebody who has not scored in over a year would hardly impress Newcastle's already rowdy fans.

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