De Jong heads to Gladbach
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Borussia Monchengladbach have completed the signing of Dutch striker Luuk de Jong from FC Twente on a five-year contract.

The move has officially gone through after weeks of negotiations between Gladbach and the Dutch club, and after the 21-year-old successfully passed a medical on Tuesday night before signing on the dotted line.

The Netherlands international was Gladbach's No1 transfer target and they beat off competition from numerous other European clubs to sign one of the Eredivisie's most prolific scorers. De Jong found the back of the net 39 times in 75 appearances during the past two seasons for Twente.

With Luuk de Jong, we are getting a highly-talented attacker who, despite being only 21, already has a wealth of experience in Europe.
Max Eberl, Gladbach director of sport

"We are really delighted that this transfer has finally gone through," said Gladbach's director of sport Max Eberl. "Luuk will be able to travel with us into our training camp at Tegernsee on Friday."

De Jong joins a club who are embarking on their first-ever season in the UEFA Champions League and his experience with Twente in that competition and the UEFA Europa League last season were important factors in his arrival.

"With Luuk de Jong, we are getting a highly-talented attacker who, despite being only 21, already has a wealth of experience in Europe with FC Twente and the Dutch national team," added Eberl.