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De Jong still hopeful of Twente exit

10 July 2012 11:48

Luuk de Jong has revealed his frustration at being kept at Twente, saying he had expected to be at another club by now.

The striker has previously hit out at his current employers following interest from Newcastle United and Borussia Moenchengladbach, branding the Twente's negotiation strategy 'indecent' after they stalled negotiations with the Bundesliga outfit.

Twente had reportedly been willing to accept an offer of 14 million euros if de Jong was willing to waive his right to 20 percent of the fee, but the club reneged when the 21-year-old agreed to the clause.

"I had hoped not to be here anymore. Moreover, I did not want to say anything about it," De Jong told De Telegraaf.

"Everyone has read everything, so it seems to me that my point is clear."

Both coach Steve McClaren and president Joop Munsterman had made their feelings about the situation known on Monday, and the Netherlands international is, for now, focusing on a return to fitness ahead of the new season.

"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 said.

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

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