Football scouting blog
Name: Luuk De Jong Age: Aug 27, 1990 (25 years old)
Club: PSV Eindhoven Nationality: Dutch
League:Dutch Eredivisie Height: 188 cm, 6’2 Position: ST
Luuk De Jong has always been widely respected for his goalscoring prowess in the Dutch Eredivisie, however his spells away from the league have been less than impressive. This has resulted in him not getting the respect and adulation he deserves by many football fans and clubs around the world. And, this is a great shame because not only is he still only 25 years old and not reached his peak. He has very good stats for such a young striker and that deserves more recognition than his two failed spells at Newcastle United and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
He possesses all the skill and attributes needed in a top target man. He is very capable of playing with his back to goal but also at the same time intelligent enough to find spaces in a crowded box. Very good striker of the ball with either foot and also has shown great levels of consistency when he has been trusted to lead the forward line.
However, his main strength is easily his heading ability and his ability to score different types of headers. He is at his best in a team that plays with a lot of crosses into the box. With an impressive 46 goals and 23 assists in just 65 appearance, he does seem now ready to make a step up to a different level of football.