Moenchengladbach signs Dutch forward De Jong

Borussia Moenchengladbach has signed the Netherlands forward

Luuk de Jong from FC Twente on a five-year contract.

Moenchengladbach finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season.

It already has strengthened its squad over the summer by buying

Spain defender Alvaro Dominguez from Atletico Madrid and

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Basel.

Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not


The 21-year-old De Jong scored 39 goals in 75 league games over

the past two seasons for Twente. He has one goal in seven games for

the Netherlands.

De Jong was included in the Dutch squad for the European

Championships last month. He didn’t play in the team’s disastrous

campaign, which ended with a first-round exit.