Newcastle’s on-loan striker Luuk De Jong has revealed that he is keen to make his temporary switch to St James’ Park a permanent one at the end of the season.
The Dutch hit-man completed a move to the Magpies last month from Borussia Monchengladbach after struggling for first-team action in the Bundesliga.
De Jong has been on the ‘Toon’s’ radar for some time now, and is believed to be a player that Alan Pardew values highly.
Despite having only been in the North East for a matter of weeks, the 23-year-old says that he is open to exercising a clause in his deal to make the move a full transfer once the next window opens:
“I would like to be important for this team, in terms of goals and assists, and work hard,” he is quoted by The Mirror.
“I’m on loan with an option to stay and I would like to go on with this option if it is possible.
“Of course I would like to try to impress enough to stay. It’s a really big and nice club. I am really happy that I have came here, even if it’s been a tough start.”
De Jong is one of two on-loan forwards that Newcastle are keen to keep, with Loic Remy the other.
The Frenchman is still a QPR player, and is also said to be wanted by Arsenal.