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De Jong hopes to stay long-term with Newcastle

Borussia Monchengladbach striker Luuk de Jong is eyeing a permanent deal with Newcastle United.

De Jong missed Saturday's derby defeat to Sunderland.

"I'm really happy to be here playing for such a great club," De Jong, who was Newcastle's only January signing, told the Shields Gazette.

"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."

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