Posted on Saturday, 3rd December 2011 by Tony Merakli
Arsenal, Newcastle and Everton scouts watched FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong in action against Fulham on Thursday night – with the Premier League trio all interested in the Dutch international.
Valued at around £10 million, de Jong has reportedly been monitored extensively throughout the season by the Premier League trio and Twente may find several bids flying their way in the January transfer window.
The 6’2’’ Dutchman has managed to net 11 goals in 14 matches in all competitions so far this season (8 in 9 Eredivisie games) which has led to numerous enquiries regarding the 21-year-old’s availability.
Twente will not want to lose de Jong, who is regarded as an important first-team player for the Dutch club, midway through the season. However, the Dutchman could well be interested in a move to the Premier League.
The £10 million price-tag will undoubtedly suit Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, who appears to be looking for a striker in January to help out Robin van Persie, and with Marouane Chamakh future still in doubt at The Emirates, de Jong could well prove to be the problem solver for the Frenchman and the north London club.
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