Luuk de Jong had a torrid time at Newcastle United.

The striker joined the club during the Alan Pardew era, agreeing a six-month loan deal in January 2014.

At the time he was an exciting arrival, despite a tough couple of years in Germany with Borussia Monchengladbach.

But De Jong was woeful at St James’ Park. The Dutchman failed to find the net in black and white, leaving the club that summer with 12 appearances and zero goals.

In fairness to him, Pardew did often use him as a secondary striker, a role that wasn’t really natural to him.

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Alas, he left that summer with the reputation of a Newcastle United flop. Then his brother arrived and was just as good.

Luuk has rebuilt his career since leaving the Magpies, scoring more than 100 goals for PSV before joining Sevilla.

 

However, he may be on the move this summer.

Could Luuk de Jong face Newcastle this season?

That’s according to 90min, who claim the 30-year-old could be a target for West Ham.

Despite putting four past us on Sunday, the Hammers don’t have many options up top. That’s why De Jong is reportedly a target, with Sevilla already lining up his replacement – Rafa Mir from Wolves.

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If this deal does happen, De Jong will have a point to prove in the Premier League.

His time in England isn’t remembered fondly, and it’s almost laughable how much he and his brother struggled in the North East.

But if De Jong moves to West Ham and scores some goals, he could have the last laugh.

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