De Jong wants Newcastle stay

Luuk de Jong is hoping he can earn a permanent stay at Newcastle after expressing his happiness to be playing again.

Last Updated: 04/02/14 at 13:03 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Birmingham City sign Denny Johnstone from Celtic

Post comment

Birmingham City have signed teenage forward Denny Johnstone from Celtic on a three-year contract.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp confirms QPR interest in Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer

Post comment

QPR boss Harry Redknapp is interested in bringing Norwich midfielder Leroy Fer to Loftus Road.

All Articles

Luuk de Jong: Wants a permanent deal

Luuk de Jong: Wants a permanent deal

Luuk de Jong is hoping he can earn a permanent stay at Newcastle United after expressing his happiness to be playing again.

The Netherlands international joined Newcastle on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach last week after enduring a frustrating first half of the season in the Bundesliga.

The striker appeared as a half-time substitute in the Magpies' 3-0 derby defeat by Sunderland on Saturday and was frustrated to not score.

However, De Jong is confident he can get among the goals once he is up to full fitness and has targeted a long-term deal at St James' Park.

"I'm really happy to be here playing for such a great club," De Jong, who was Newcastle's only January signing, told the Shields Gazette.

"Hopefully, I'll play for the club for a long time, and in the summer I can stay. That's my goal, of course. We'll see what happens.

"I'm happy to play again. Hopefully, we'll go on, and my goals will come. I'll have to keep on working.

"As a striker, it's disappointing when you don't score. When I get more matches, and get a good feeling, I'm sure my goals will come."

De Jong also acknowledged the players' disappointment and frustration after Newcastle were beaten 3-0 at home by Sunderland for the second season in a row.

He added: "Everybody told me how big it was. The atmosphere before the game was so huge, and that makes it even more disappointing to lose the game. It's just so frustrating.

"Before the game we talked to each other about how important this is. It was disappointing and frustrating. It was such a big game. We wanted to win it badly."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Transfer news: Gus Poyet confirms Sunderland talks with Liverpool striker Fabio Borini

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has indicated a move for Fabio Borini could still be on after confirming talks with Liverpool.

Transfer news: Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin hands in transfer request

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has handed in a transfer request, according to Sky sources.

Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that it will take time for him to be successful at Old Trafford, claiming he may struggle for the first three months...

Mail Box

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property