Newcastle Linked With FC Twente Right Back

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?

Comments welcome.

53 comments so far

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 5, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #1

    where’s indian ?

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 5, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Asleep or on You Tube scouting players ?

  • Robby Bobson

    May 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Dont see why we should buy a right back when our left back doesnt have a left foot.

    Its something different Santon cutting in now and again, but i reckon he’ll look twice the player on the other side.

  • Prunty

    May 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #4

    I reckon he was scoping out De Jong not this lad. Hopefully anyway! Personally I think we’re ok for RB and RM. I reckon it would just stop the likes of Tavernier coming through to the first team. And in fairness there’s already enough competition at RB with Simpson, Perch and Raylor fighting for the starting lineup

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope to be pleasantly surprised by both the incoming players – not sure who we’re after here. I like the quiet way Carr and Pardiola are going about their business.

  • MagpiesFlyHigh

    May 5, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #6

    * and that we hold on to our stars.

    Would love to see De Jong come to SJP..


    May 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #7

    On topic, I though we were getting Cabaye’s mate from Lille as our right back??

    Off topic, is anyone else starting to think that Alan Pardew might be a better manager for us than Joe Kinnear?

  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    May 5, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Really think we need a striker to play whenever Ba and Cisse are away to ACON.. De jong would be class!

  • woodsee

    May 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #9

    tomorrow is benny boys time to shine,hope the thug de jong is playing as tomorrow is pay back time,2 1 to the toon b en arfa with the winner

  • AndyNUFC

    May 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #10

    We have plenty to fill in for full back. Vertonghen is obviously the sort of left footed defender we need and if he has Krul to help settle him then we could have a great team.

    2-2 tomorrow for me but my bet will be on another shock 2-0 hopefully! Ben Arfa and Ba to steal Cisse’s limelight 😉

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Gotta feeling the 2 players pardew wants singed b4 they go to the euros will b debuchy n Rasmus elm

  • Beattie25

    May 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Wow this guy looks like mr potato head.

    I’d prefer Izaguerre from Celtic. Amazing and cheap LB IMO.

    Anyway I just hope we sign good players. I trust in pards, the coaches and scouts so whomever we bring in I have no doubt they’ll do well for us. Whether that be this guy or some others nobody expected! Alternativley if Pards is reading this I can avoid further trouble and give you a short list of players that would keep us in the hunt for top 4 next year.

    Vertohogen, Alderweirled, Izzaguerre, Marvin Martin, Mo Diame, Junior Hoilett, Ryad Boubedouz and Jay Rodriguez.

    Sell Simmo, Best and Willo and that could generate a good 8-10 million.

    Thanks Uncle Pards

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #13

    Of course i want us to win tomorrow n go 3rd but It really dosent matter if we lose tomorrow as if we win at everton n arsenal lose were in the top 4
    N I think arsenal will lose next week WBA last home game n Hodgson last game they will want to put on a performance

  • londontoon1

    May 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #14
  • Dennis Twice

    May 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #15


  • Yorkie Dave

    May 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #16

    the newcaslt esite is showing 4 tickets available. 2 in the milburn and 2 in the Sir john hall stand.

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Messi has jus scored his 72nd goal this season 50 in the league the kid is not human

  • Pardew's fist pump

    May 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Yes, Davyb, particularly if a win for West Brom meant they’d pip Liverpool, which is possible, and Hodgson I’m sure would be eager to.

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #19

    So glad we didn’t waste 12mill on gervinho last summer

  • supatoonkid

    May 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #20

    If Perchinho plays as well as he did vs Chelsea for the rest of the season i don’t think we’ll need a new RB even if Simmo leaves as we already have R. Taylor & Tavernier to cover there. I think for our CB we should sign Yanga-Mbiwa because he is young, quick, versatile (CB, RB, LB, CDM), already captain of his club & likely to feature at the Euros and generally a superb defender available for tops price of £7M but we could probs negotiate it to £5-6M also think we should get young Ezekiel Fryer on a free so he can provide cover at LB and at CB. Our defence would be sorted with these signings.

  • Dannyo

    May 5, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #21

    Messi this season so far…: 72 goals, 29 assists. Contributed 101 goals for Barca.
    THE best player of all time. The former world record for goals scored in a season was 70.

  • Dannyo

    May 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #22

    So, lads, the “not buying a CB in january” gamble paid off eh 😛

  • supatoonkid

    May 5, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #23

    If we were going to sign a new RB i would go for Debuchy, Van Der Wiel or Clyne.

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Alot of talk about us wanting fryers seems decent from what I’ve seen n we need cover if they feel dummitt can’t do it Who are only real natural left back

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #25

    Well lads. Predictions for tomorrows match?
    Remember if we win the remaining two we are in the champs league!!!
    Piece of cake

  • LewSpi

    May 5, 2012 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #26

    This is, as far as I can remember, one of the only articles where Ed has used ‘I’ and ‘I’ve’.

    Irrelevant, but worth mentioning, I thought.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    May 5, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #27

    What’s the bet we’ll pull some real corkers out of the bag in the summer. international players and players who don’t seem like big prospects but slot into our team easily (cough amalfitano cough).
    Along with promising young guns.

  • GeordieToon89

    May 5, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #28

    I officially take back everything ive said regarding Lionel Messi, Another 4 goals tonight takes him onto 72 goals for the season no player in the History of european football has done that..What a player, Oh and he’s only 24

  • davybtoon

    May 5, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Think we will win tomorrow thought we showed them far to much respect at there place n it took them 2 pens to beat us am goin a 3-2 thriller

    Also butterfield, fryers n amalfitano would b 3 good additions for free won’t b starters but will add compition n depth to the squad

  • GeordieToon89

    May 5, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #30

    I’ve put a £10 bet on Cisse first goal and a 2-1 win! returns me £670

  • NotAGhostToon

    May 5, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #31

    Found out 30 minutes ago I’ve got a ticket! get in! Cannot wait

  • yorkshireToon

    May 5, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Geordietoon89 I’ve done the exact same bet curtousy of my 10 pound free bet at sky bet cheers for the tip earlier about it already had an account with pp but seemed a waste not to! Wunt half be nice to win that!

  • ady

    May 5, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #33

    i dont know what to say had enough to be honnest we have been linked with so many players that i have lost count wonder how many of those will come i must say we have linked with at least 10 defenders and 4 or 5 mid and 3 or 4 striker

  • yorkshireToon

    May 5, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Agreed day, the funny thing is we probably won’t sign anyone we’ve been linked with!

  • Dannyo

    May 5, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #35

    The match is televised here in costa rica on espn tomorrow, im so happy….
    It’s on at 0625 am san jose time…

  • bollance

    May 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #36

    In two minds about game tomorrow. First goal critical. Think we have a very poor record at coming from behind this season.

    Hope we attack from 1st minute and go for it. Pardew has shown in the past 8 games he is happy to gamble for the win and it has worked nearly every time.

    The big guns in our team need to be firing tomorrow.

  • israeli_fan

    May 5, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #37

    Messi the best of all time? r u serious?

    sure he is a great player, but he play in a weak leauge with the best players in the world alongside him. look at him against Chelsea the other night and look how poor he played against a good and strong defence.

    If he would play in newcastle will he score 30 goals a season in the PL? not a chance!

  • israeli_fan

    May 5, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #38

    off topic.. does anyone know the site

    it shows the value of the players..

    how come vidic(30yearsold) is worth 30m, de gea 20m balotelli 28m carroll 17m etc etc and cisse is 12m krul 5m tiote 8.5m…. wtf?!?!?!?!

  • Tsunki

    May 5, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #39

    Because its an outdated useless and essentially redundant site?

    1 sleep and match day cant wait to get in the ground tomorrow this is THE one!

  • GeordieToon89

    May 6, 2012 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #40

    Well I’ll be heading up Newcastle early for the start of a wonderful day, the unveiling of the Sir Bobby Robson statue will take place around 10:30 and i’ll be there hopefully right at the front


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