Luuk de Jong has spoken of his eagerness to earn a permanent deal with Newcastle United with the forward on loan from Borussia Monchengladbach.

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de jong newDe Jong joined Newcastle on loan in January until the end of the season, and made his debut for the club as a second half substitute in the 3-0 defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.

With first team opportunities lacking in the Bundesliga, De Jong is hoping his performances will convince Newcastle to make the loan deal permanent in the summer.

De Jong told Shields Gazette, “I’m really happy to be here playing for such a great club. 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.”

There is reportedly a clause in the loan deal which would allow Newcastle to make the signing permanent for a fee of around £8 million.

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