VIDEO: €15m Newcastle striker flop Luuk de Jong scores hat-trick, 14 in 24 this season

PSV Eindhoven

Dutch striker Luuk de Jong is in great form for PSV Eindhoven.

In January Newcastle United fluffed up the Transfer Window. They sold their best player in Yohan Cabaye and did not replace him. But they did bring in a striker.

That man in question was loan signing Luuk De Jong, who had not scored a goal in the 13th April 2013.

In the end his loan spell came to an end and he failed to score during his time at Newcastle United.

The Dutch international rejected a host of Premier League teams when he signed for Borussia Monchengladbach for €15 million in July 2012. However it seemed he had 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 in 2014-15 was looking like a challenge in itself.

That being said, his talent was still well known in Holland especially as he had boasted a scoring record of 32 goals in 50 games during his final season with FC Twente in 2011-12.

So PSV Eindhoven decided to snap him up. The Dutch giants are certainly not regretting taking a chance on the player.

He has now scored 14 goals in 24 games for PSV, last night scoring three in one sitting in a thrilling game against Feyenoord in the Eredivisie.

De Jong scored a hat-trick as a late Memphis Depay goal secured a 4-3 win for the Eindhoven outfit.

Meanwhile, in London, Newcastle were thrashed by Tottenham Hotspur. We imagine De Jong had a little smirk on his face when he discovered that news.

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