One of our readers in Holland is saying there is news over there that Newcastle United may be interested in FC Twente 6’5″ midfielder Orlando Engelaar.
Orlando Engelar – FC Twente 6’5″ midfielder
One of our readers in Holland, Alan Devon, has said he heard yesterday that Newcastle are trying to sign Holland’s Orlando Engelaar, from FC Twente, as a replacement for Emre.
Portsmouth and Everton are also said to be linked with the player, and the price is reported to be around Â£7m, which seems a bit high to us.
But Alan is very positive on Orlando, and thinks he would be a great buy for Newcastle, and says the boy’s been playing great football for Twente.
At 6’5″ tall Orlando is said to be a commanding presence in midfield, and also happens to be one of the tallest players in the Eredivisie.
Orlando was previously a striker, but he now plays in midfield, and has greatly impressed with his aerial and passing abilities. He is very much an attack-minded player, so it seems he would fit into the Keegan mold.
He’s so far played 56 times for FC Twente and scored 8 goals, and represented Holland 7 times.
Engelaar turns 29 years old in late August.
That’s about all we know about the player, and he’s another one to add to the very long list of possible Newcastle arrivals this summer.