FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong will leave the Eredivisie side this summer but money will not dictate his eventual destination.

The Dutch striker scored 25 goals in 33 games for Twente last season and was included in Netherlands' Euro 2012 squad.

Newcastle United are understood to be interested in the services of De Jong, and are reportedly readying a bid of £10m in a hope to land the 21 year old.

Luuk de Jong
De Jong scored 25 goals last season.

Having missed out on qualification for the Champions League, Newcastle are unable to compete with the biggest names in European football, however according to De Jong's agent Louis Laros, the player is willing to forgo a big pay packet.

"Luuk has taken the decision to move on," Laros told TC Tubantia. "He wants to develop as a player in a bigger league.

"The important thing for us is the development of Luuk. Not the money, but the way of playing and the amount of playing time he will get will be decisive.

"Luuk scored 25 goals in the Dutch league last season, how many more does he need to score? 35?"

"Luuk is still a Twente player. If the right club comes along then he will happily make the move," he told Voetbal International.

"The club doesn't need to be a top club, but a good club in a big league where Luuk can play regularly and develop as a player."

Rumours are abound that Senegal striker Demba Ba will be on his way from St James' Park, after being usurped as the Toon's No.1 striker following Papiss Demba Cisse's goal blitz after his January move from Freiburg.

Newcastle will play in the Europa League next season after finishing fifth in the Premier League, after a summer of shrewd spending from Alan Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr.

The Magpies are reportedly looking to conclude another piece of business in signing De Jong but former England manager and current Twente boss Steve McClaren says only a massive offer will help prise him away.

"De Jong would stay if it were up to me - unless stupid money is offered," he told De Telegraaf. "The club know what I think about it.

"I think it's best for the club and the player if he stays another season. I think he should have another year. Luuk has it all, but a transfer to a foreign club either succeeds or fails with maturity.

"Players have left too early in the past, such as Eljero Elia and Marko Arnautovic. So that's my advice to him."