Luuk de Jong
Newcastle complete move for De Jong.Reuters

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Holland international Luuk de Jong on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old arrives at St James' Park from Borussia Monchengladbach until the end of the current campaign with the option to make the move permanent in the summer.

The Dutchman could be in line to make his debut for Alan Pardew's side against Sunderland in the Tyne Wear derby this Saturday.

"Newcastle is a great club and I have a good feeling about it," De Jong told Newcastle's official website.

"I am very impressed with the stadium and training ground and have been made to feel very welcome by everyone I have met.

"It has been a tough season for me so far but I am here to play games and want to be important for the team, and successful with goals and assists.

"I am really looking forward to playing for Newcastle."

Newcastle's director of football Joe Kinnear – who came under severe criticism for failing to complete a single permanent transfer during the summer – said: "We're delighted to bring Luuk de Jong to the club.

"He has an excellent pedigree and will add significantly to our striking options.

"We've been watching him for a little while now and I am sure he will prove to be a valuable acquisition for us.

"He's a great character and a proven goalscorer who I know is very keen to replicate the prolific form he showed for FC Twente in the Eredivisie."

The announcement from Newcastle comes shortly after Paris Saint Germain confirmed the signing of Yohan Cabaye, who has left the Magpies for an undisclosed fee to sign a three and a half year contract at Parc de Princes.

Newcastle are likely to be busy before Friday's transfer deadline as they seek to bring in a replacement for Cabaye and have reportedly tabled a bid in the region of £11m to sign Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier.

The 23-year-old indicated earlier this week that he was open to a move abroad but his manager Remi Garde remains hopeful he will finish the remainder of the season with Les Gones.