Newcastle will not sign a second De Jong this summer - report

Alan Pardew

Luuk de Jong will instead move to Eindhoven, ruling out a reunion with his brother...

According to the Newcastle Chronicle, which cites reports in the Netherlands, the Dutch striker is on his way to PSV to have a medical ahead of a move from Borussia Monchengladbach.

De Jong was far from a success at Gladbach, failing to score a single goal for them after being restricted to appearances from the bench, before being loaned out to the Magpies.

Now, the Bundesliga side are reportedly going to earn £4.5 million from the sale of the 23-year-old.

  TeamPosGoalsAssistsDribbles WonAerial Dules WonAppsMins
Loïc Remy Newcastle FW 14 3 29 39 26 2,103
Yoan Gouffran Newcastle FW 6 3 20 68 35 2,620
Shola Ameobi Newcastle FW 2 0 11 89 26 1,284
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle FW 2 2 9 34 24 1,383
Sammy Ameobi Newcastle FW 0 0 13 8 10 372
Adam Armstrong Newcastle FW 0 0 0 2 4 30
Luuk de Jong Newcastle FW 0 1 4 33 12 671

As Opta stats show, De Jong's loan spell on Tyneside was not too successful, either, with the Dutchman having failed to score a single goal and registering only one assist in the Premier League.

There was talk, however, that the signing of his elder brother Siem de Jong may have sparked renewed interest in signing the forward on a permanent basis, with the assumption being that the brothers would work well enough together to bring the best out of each other.

That possibility now looks to be extremely unlikely, with Newcastle still looking for a new centre-forward.

The likes of Bafetimbi Gomis and Pierre-Michel Lasogga have also passed them by this summer, despite the Magpies having shown interest in the forwards.

However, manager Alan Pardew may be evaluating his options until he can be sure of bringing the best possible forward to the club to add to Ayoze Perez - already signed in June.

As the Chronicle suggests, not too many Newcastle fans will mourn the fact that De Jong won't be returning to St James' Park.

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