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What Do We Know About Toon Target Luuk De Jong?

De Jong started his football career with amateur club, DZC '68, together with his brother Siem. They were both recruited by the professional team, De Graafschap.


Luuk de Jong made his first Eredivisie goal in a home match against FC Twente he scored the 2–1. Unfortunately He was relegated with De Graafschap despite scoring the winner in a play-off with RKC Waalwijk. On 6 April 2009 it was confirmed that Luuk de Jong signed a contract for 3 years with FC Twente with the opportunity of a further year.

He won four trophies with FC Twente, including the Eredivisie in the 2009-10 season, the Johan Cruijff Shield in 2010 and 2011 and the KNVB cup in the 2010-11 season. He has been FC Twente`s top goal-scorer for the last two seasons running, netting a total of 37 goals in 64 games in the Eredivisie, which averages better than a goal every other game. It is also worth noting he was also the top assist provider in the 2010-11 season.

De Jong received his first international call-up for the Netherlands senior team for a friendly match against Austria in February 2011 which he also made his international debut in the same match as a substitute replacing Dirk Kuyt.

He scored his first goal in September 2011 in a 2–0 win against Finland that secured Dutch qualification to the European Championships. He was one of the 23 players chosen to represent Netherlands in Euro 2012, but he didn’t make an appearance at the tournament.

Judging from his History and being so young, Luuk De Jong certainly looks to be a good prospect for the Future, and with the likely departure of Demba Ba, the Dutchman could be a fine addition to the squad. Another bonus of signing De Jong is that he is European so would not be needed to go away for the African cup of nations in 2013.

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