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Dutch Reports – Brazilian Center-Back To Newcastle For €5M

9:56 am, Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 49 Comments

If you believe the Dutch Press, then FC Twente center-back Douglas is on his way to Newcastle this summer.



The 6’4″ no-nonsense Brazilian center-back would be an excellent buy for Newcastle, and if he arrives it would be between Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson and Douglas to fight it out for the two center-back starting positions on Tyneside.

And if any three of them are injured or cannot play for some other reason James Perch could come in and get the job done alongside one of those four top defenders.

There was news in the Dutch press on Monday, specifically the Dutch football magazine Voetbal International,  that Douglas is bound for Tyneside this summer.

And it wouldn’t surprise us too much if some deals have already been done by Newcastle, and just not yet announced.

We are continually linked with Dutch left-back Erik Pieters and Douglas, and also the 22 year -old French midfield player Romain Amalfitano of Stade Reims, who probably has already signed a pre-contract deal, and  he becomes a free agent at the end of June.

In fact we have translated the Voetbal International report of Monday regarding Douglas coming to Newcastle:

“It is likely that Douglas Franco Teixeira continues his career at Newcastle United. The number six of the Premier League last winter was already in the market for the 24-year-old center defender of FC Twente and now has again expressed his interest.”

“Newcastle is prepared five million euros for Douglas to pay. The player himself is happy in England to continue his career, but wants to make the move until late August.”

“Then to play the Dutchman naturalized Brazilian five seasons in the Dutch professional football, and is entitled to play for Orange. “

In today’s conversion rates €5M is around £4.13M and we don’t think it would be too much of a problem him arriving in August, although he will miss the summer tour and take longer to get into the Newcastle way of doing things.

Douglas took the decision recently to seek Dutch citizenship so he could play for Holland, and he gave up the chance to play for Brazil, because at the time he said the Dutch Eredivisie didn’t get the publicity or exposure  that would be needed to get him selected by Brazil.

By our reckoning Douglas’ contract comes to an end in June, but since he’s been at the club since 2007, when he joined from Joinville, and he is still only 24,  Newcastle will need to pay some compensation to FC Twente.

This is Douglas’ web-site and he’s played a total of  around 194 times for FC Twente with 13 goals,  since joining them from Brazilian club Joinville.

This right-footed player would be an excellent buy for Newcastle.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours





49 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Get him in

  • 2 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    should he not come as a free, or is this 5 mil a payment to him not twente

  • 3 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    6’4″ CB is just what we need :lol:

  • 4 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    The lad is on a free, but the money comes into play cause Twente has the option to extend his contract by a year if they want.
    I’ve also read that it’s likely that option will come into play, due to two things;
    1. They’ll get money for him, obviously
    2. I read he wants to stay in Holland until August, cause he’ll get the dutch citizenship then, and we won’t have to apply for a work permit on him. (Which in any case should be np) But he wants to play for the dutch team as he sees that as a simpler option. He’ll have lived in Holland for 5 years in august, which makes him eligeble to apply for dutch citizenship.

  • 5 Winstoon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    He’s a monster!!!

  • 6 sirtoongospel // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    If he is out of contract, then no way will we pay that much surely?

    Compensation never exceeds 1 million euros does it?

    Would be a super signing, and because of his age we could bring him along slowly but surely.

    Wish we were playing again soon, can’t wait for every game at the minute.

  • 7 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    I thought FC Twente had a 1 yr extension added to his contract in order to receive a payment for him.

  • 8 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    @Lew Davies
    Also he’s able to use his tall stature for headers very well.
    Unlike Willo who seems to be quite poor on headers for some weird reason.
    Should’ve been his best trait for a man of his size.

  • 9 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    that makes sense Dannyo

  • 10 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    all i want for FA cup semi b/w Spurs and chelsea is –

    Extra time and penalties

  • 11 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM

    so it sounds like we have anagreement in place with Twente, but we wont see the lad until august/september time.

  • 12 out of toon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    sweet

    it’s been all the talk in the media and on the blogs so i wouldn’t be surprised if it a done deal. Another shrewd transfer methinks.

    Kudos to Pards and scouting/management team :)

    NOW GET US EDIN HAZARD !

  • 13 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    @Lew #11
    Aye, that seems to be the case, if we should sign him.

  • 14 out of toon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    great translation btw

  • 15 Tsunki // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Someone who could slap the likes of Carroll around for €5m? No brain required. I like the way business is arranged, quetly and well-considered with advance preparation geared to set up a club for euro footy next year? We’ll take it one game at a time, Alan? Yeah, right!

  • 16 Lew Davies // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Indian, you need to stop worrying about other teams and just enjoy what our Lads are doing.
    We’ll get where we get through our own endeavor, not by other clubs slip ups

  • 17 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    I dont know about the Hazard of Eden, but a cheaper option would be

    Younes Belhanda

  • 18 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    penalties are exciting

  • 19 coccolini // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Guys im coming up to st.james’ for the 1st time next saturday! was wondering wheres the best place to sit? Wheres the best place for atmosphere?
    Cheers

  • 20 sirtoongospel // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Seems more complicated than I thought then. Hope we get him though, with Pieters also.

    If/when we secure European football, then we are going to need a minimum of 5 new players, and if Forster leaves, we will need another keeper. Have doubts over the calibre of Elliot.

  • 21 Graeme // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    He would be a great challenge to Collo and Saylor for 1st team CB places. Williamson, Perch will struggle to get a game in front of him, but their versatility will be a great bonus to the squad without doubt.

    Would allow us to rotate players at CB, keeping them fitter, fresher, for longer and gives us good cover for injuries.

    If we can get Pieters or similar in at FB then the back four would be immensly stronger than it is today.

  • 22 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    i cannot believe 1 goal conceeded in 5 games

  • 23 sirtoongospel // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    coccolini,

    there isn’t a bad seat at the ground! But if you want to get the best atmosphere, then near the away fans is always cracking, but beggars can’t be choosers. But Sir John Hall West are making the most noise this season, brilliant up there.

  • 24 out of toon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    Indian – Belhanda looks great
    You’re right a fair bit cheaper – Arsenal also interested

    http://hereisthecity.com/2012/03/12/five-facts-about-arsenal-target-younes-belhanda-the-next-robert/

    some of his stuff on youtube is excellent… reminds me of HBA a little. Unfortunately tho another African Cup of Nations player…

  • 25 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    Douglas IN
    Pieters IN
    Amalfitano IN
    Diame IN
    Corgnet or Martin IN
    Hoilet or Windjanblum IN
    Rodriguez IN
    And some other youngsters
    That CB van Dijk, CDM leroy Fer or other that we were linked this month.
    out only
    Loverkrands
    Smith
    Xisco (if plausible)
    maybe Best (to get first team football, Reading for example)
    Guthrie if he refuses to sign a new contract
    Simpson as well.

    Good squad depth because of the yougnsters we have. (Fergie, Vukcic, Abeid, Sammy, Obertan, Gosling, Tavernier, Streete, Inman) or maybe let them go on loan.

  • 26 Hatem's better than Messi // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    @Indian Magpie

    I agree we want them as knackered as possible and picking up lots of red-cards.

    Good news that Ivanovich gets a three-match ban.
    If he appeals and loses he might miss our game.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17669854

  • 27 Tsunki // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Coccolini – gallowgate end about half way up and to the right of the goal is always good for noise. I take it you mean a week saturday – stoke game?

  • 28 out of toon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    nice big-up story for pards if anyones interested:

    http://hereisthecity.com/2012/04/11/alan-pardew-has-proved-critics-wrong-as-newcastle-aim-even-highe/

  • 29 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Belhanda would be class top signing also

  • 30 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Troleibusiukas_LTU

    your list looks great, but if simpson and guthrie go, i am afraid we will be short on home grown players

  • 31 Benton Toon Exile // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Spurs are also after him…….We might have to get used to the “IF he’s good enough for Newcastle”

  • 32 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    I’ve checked the homegrown players, and i think we have 13-14 atm if i remember correctly. It was a while back i looked, so i might be wrong.

  • 33 out of toon // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    hahaha the football “experts” over here in Australia are going on about liverfool mounting a final challenge on 4th or 5th in the premier league with their blackburn win.
    Still hardly a mention of the unbelievable season newcastle are in the midst of
    Lucky there is this blog :)

  • 34 JAMSHA // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    2nd half about to start :-o comen toon army

  • 35 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    Btw, with the money coming into account in the Douglas deal, i’m not 100% we’ll actually go for him. Last i heard, M’Biwa remains our nr. 1 target.
    But who knows eh ;)

  • 36 Indian Magpie // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    danyo

    ferguson, vuckic sammy wont count for 2-3 years as home grown players, still under 21

  • 37 sirtoongospel // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

    I absolutely want Simmo to stay, I think it’s important to keep some continuity in the squad where possible. Simmo’s stats have him as the best RB in the Prem, although we all know that Walker, and a few more are stronger. But still, always fit, always tries, and has had a very good season as far as I am concerned. been a few blips, but every player in the squad has had them.

    Whatever team we have next season, I hope he is still at NUFC

  • 38 Tsunki // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Thing is I reckon our euro credibilty stock has shot up this season – we’d have to ask niafron and some of you other europe-based exiles/faraway geordies but – think the perception of our club there is that we are a talented, motivated team of ambitious youg players who want to get somewhere without the hindrance of overpaid and hyped primadonnas stepping over the team (balotelli anyone?). Plus we seem to be a happy ship where you can get a first team runout on merit and not on wage packet pecking order. I think any young and mature-minded pro will see newcastle as THE option alongside maybe arsenal to make a reputation in the game. It’s not done Cabs, HBA, Tiote etc any harm so far has it?

  • 39 Dannyo // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    That’s true, but we have like 5-6 players who’s been here for two years, foreign players, and will become home grown next summers registration (2013)
    So i wouldn’t worry. Unless something like the Visa mixup in pre season happens with home grown players…
    “Oops, forgot to check!”
    I’m sure they have control on it.

  • 40 Troleibusiukas_LTU // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    What are the rules with home grown players? p.s i don’t want Simpson to go, he improved a lot this season, playing well now, but refuses to sign a new contract that’s pitty.. hope european adventures will make him think otherwise. Guthrie is quite good but he gets injuerd a lot, and i think gosling have a bigger potencial. The problem with Vukcic is that he can’t stay fit long enough to get an oportunity for First team, he looks like star in the making then he is on the pitch (remember west broma at home) hope he will put that problems behind as soon as plausible.

  • 41 Korzic // Apr 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    This guy’s ace as long as Pardew can keep a lid on his temper. The guy can be a monster at times.

  • 42 Sambo from belgium // Apr 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    haha Ed, translated quite good… You used google?

  • 43 lee1892 // Apr 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    If any of the semi finals are drawn at the weekend they go to replay’s not extra time and pens dont they?? Only after the replay would they got to extra time and pens

  • 44 Sav // Apr 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    Apart from being 6’4″ and Brazilian (like d’oh, -obviously!) what are Douglas’ attributes? What kind of centre-back is he?

  • 45 toon-crazy // Apr 11, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Great singing would rather have him than mbwia , also he has got a bit of a temper on him watch , http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=edbl0T7IzyA. I find it quite funny !

  • 46 bob // Apr 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    This Ed character writes some garbage!

  • 47 Sazzer // Apr 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    I haven’t seen Douglas play, but I have seen Mbiwa and that guy is the beast. He’s better than the guy that he replaced Koscielny. Not sure he will leave since Montpellier will play CL and they have an owner that think highly of himself.

  • 48 Sazzer // Apr 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Toon-crazy
    The guy Douglas got 3 red cards against is known to dive easy and tackle hard.

    Here a video of him having fun against Real Madrid.
    Video: http://www.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/sport/fotboll/cl/article14410734.ab

    He scored the late equalizer in that game too.

    He will play against England in the Euros.

  • 49 geordiejamie89 // Apr 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Hopefully Newcastle will grab him at a bargain price. If they can knock that down a bit and get him for 3 mill that would be great. When you take into account all the players that will likely be off the wage-bill in the summer, (Harper, Smith, Ranger, Lovenkrands and perhaps a fair few more) then Newcastle can afford to get a fair amount of players in without raising the wage bill too much. Although it will have to go up slightly, in terms of the players we bring in, if Newcastle want to sign up a squad capable of being better next season. And with us finishing in the top 6, we’ll be finanically rewarded and have the funds. And that top four would actually move us forward, we’d have enough to bolster the squad and use it to benifit Newcastle’s debts, albeit a small part of.




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