Luuk De Jong: I only want to go to Gladbach

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Luuk De Jong: I only want to go to Gladbach

Luuk de Jong has revealed he is dreaming of a move to Borussia Monchengladbach this summer, and that he has made his feelings perfectly clear to the Twente hierarchy.

The German outfit lost star striker Marco Reus to Borussia Dortmund this summer, and has long been linked with a move for the 21-year-old, as have Newcastle United.

De Jong has now revealed that the Bundesliga is his destination of choice, having had a series of conversations with Gladbach coach Lucien Favre.

"I have spoken to Favre several times," he told Bild. "We talked about how he wanted me to play. I'm sure his philosophy fits perfectly with the fast game that suits me.

"I've told Twente that I only want to go to Gladbach. Borussia are playing in the qualifying round of the Champions League, and it's best for me to take the next step in my career. The Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in Europe. I need to go there in order to take the next step with the [Dutch] national team."

Meanwhile, the Netherlands international has also revealed his frustration at being kept at Twente, stating that he had expected to have left the club by this point in the summer.

"I had hoped not to be here any more. Moreover, I did not want to say anything about it," he told De Telegraaf. "Everyone has read everything, so it seems to me that my point is clear.

"I hope to get fit. That's why I'm here. I lost two kilos when I had my tonsils taken out, and you can really notice that."

De Jong scored 25 times in 33 Eredivisie appearances last season and was selected to take part in Oranje's Euro 2012 campaign, but failed to make an appearance.

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