Newcastle target ready to leave Twente

The Netherlands international has been strongly linked with the likes of Newcastle United and Borussia Monchengladbach.

Newcastle have already had a £8million bid rejected and reports claim their have now upped their bid to £10million.

“Luuk has taken the decision to move on,” De Jong’s agent Louis Laros told TC Tubantia. “He wants to develop as a player in a bigger league.

“The important thing for us is the development of Luuk. Not the money, but the way of playing and the amount of playing time he will get will be decisive.

“Luuk scored 25 goals in the Dutch league last season, how many more does he need to score? 35?”

He added in Voetbal International: “Luuk is still a Twente player. If the right club comes along then he will happily make the move.

“The club doesn’t need to be a top club, but a good club in a big league where Luuk can play regularly and develop as a player.”