FC Twente manager Steve McClaren is doing all that he can in order to scupper FC Twente star striker Luuk de Jong from forcing through a transfer this summer.
English Premier League side Newcastle United and Borussia Monchengladbach are currently the most interested clubs around Europe according to Goal.com as the both clubs continue to haggle over the asking price for the young Dutch international.
The player has indicated his frustration over not being able to sort out his future, with a move his preferred option before in the end of August, according to comments quoted by Goal:
I have already indicated that I will drop my claim to 20% of the transfer fee, if a move to Borussia Monchengladbach is possible. I am not concerned just about the money. But for FC Twente, this is no longer sufficient for them to agree to a transfer.
The president said that players should get a fair chance, but the reality is different. I had heard from other players that the board of Twente negotiates in an indecent manner, and I never believed it. Now, unfortunately I have experienced this myself.
Gladbach will be a new level for me and it's where I want to develop further, in view of the Dutch national team. All my competitors for the striker position in Oranje play in foreign clubs in strong leagues.
The youngster has seen his stock rise at a rapid rate, and it is thought by his manager that he would be better served spending another season in the Dutch Eredivisie before moving on.
However, de Jong appears to want nothing to do with that idea.
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