We all know that Alan Pardew was at FC Twente last weekend to check out some Newcastle transfer targets in the game with Ajax.
Roberto Rosales – FC Twente right back interesting Newcastle?
Most reports suggest he was looking at Jan Vertonghen, who is also an Arsenal and Tottenham target, and we don’t think he will be coming to Newcastle in the summer.
It could also be Brazilian center-back Douglas, who plays for FC Twente, and who has been linked with Newcastle for a while now, or even Vertonghen’s Ajax defensive partner Toby Alderweireld, who also plays for Belgium.
Newcastle have been watching the FC Twente striker, Luuk De Jong regularly, and the 21 year-old has 30 goals in 35 appearances for the Twente side this season.
The latest player we are linked with – from that game – is supposed to be Rosales Roberto, the 23 year-old Twente right back – but I have my doubts about any real Newcastle interest.
I’ve just looked at the two team line-ups for the game, and with Danny Simpson possibly leaving in the summer, one of the two right backs on display could be interesting Newcastle.
The other right back on display in that game was Dutch International, 24 year old Gregory Kurtley van der Wiel, who has played 25 times for Holland, and 178 times with 11 goals for Ajax, since he made his debut for the Dutch Champions back in 2007, as a 19 year-old.
And he looks more than a decent right-back – but there have been no reports that we are interested in this player – yet.
The 5’9″ Roberto who we are supposed to be linked with, can also play in right midfield, and joined Twente from Belgium club Gent in 2010, and he has played 62 times for the side with 3 goals, and the lad has represented Venezuela 33 times so far.
The Venezuelan International played 82 times with 5 goals for Gent, whom he joined form Venezuelan club Caracas in 2007.
Rosales Roberto has one year left on his three year contract at Twente, which could be a reason for the Newcastle interest.
What do you think?