Borussia Monchengladbach forward Luuk de Jong has for the first time admitted he is open to quitting the Bundesliga club this January.

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de jong wDe Jong has endured a frustrating season so far, losing his place in the starting eleven, and is yet to score a goal in the Bundesliga this campaign, or even have a shot on target.

Gladbach paid €12 million for the Dutchman in 2012, but the move has not worked out for the former Twente striker, who was prolific in the Eredivisie.

Newcastle United, Stoke City, and PSV Eindhoven have all been linked with loaning De Jong this January, with the forward now admitting that he is ready to leave Germany.

The 24-year-old told Bild, “The coach does not give me the feeling that he wants to build with me. He does not talk much more with me.”

“I imagine that I will leave here. The coach will change very little in the second half of the season. This is not fun anymore, i want to play.”

Newcastle United seem the most likely destination for the forward, but they will need to agree a loan fee with Gladbach, which may be more than the Premier League club is willing to pay according to local paper the Evening Chronicle.

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