Bigger Club Than Newcastle Are After Me – Magpies Target


FC Twente center-back Douglas is a target of Newcastle this summer.

Douglas – admits Newcastle are after him

And the 24-year-old Brazilian, who  has been with Twente since 2007, since joining them from Brazilian club Joinville, wants to move on,  and he has admitted today that Newcastle are indeed one of the clubs after him.

His four year contract runs out at the end of the month, but his club are still due some compensation,  because he is still only 24, and has been with them since he was 19.

This is what Douglas had to say today:

“I have spent five years at Twente and have done my best for the club,” “I have won the title, the cup – it’s time for a next step.”

“Five clubs are interested and there’s a bigger club than Newcastle.” “I cannot still say anything about it, but I hope soon to have my new club.”

“I have personally been in touch with Ajax and immediately said that I’m not interested,” “I want to go abroad as I have outgrown the league.

“I noticed this year that I am sometimes a little too easy going down, then you make mistakes. I want to be tested every week.”

Both top London clubs Chelsea and Tottenham are reported to be interested in the player, although Spurs are expected to sign top Ajax captain and center-back Jan Vertonghen in the next few days.

So maybe it’s Chelsea who are the big club – bigger than Newcastle – who are after the center-back, and they are big, let’s fact it, having just won the European Champions League.

Douglas certainly wants to move away from Holland, and we wonder if Newcastle have already agreed a deal with FC Twente for this player?

By our reckoning Douglas has played a total of  194 games for Twente over the last five years, scoring 15 goals, and at 6″4″ he is a dominant no-nonsense center-back,  and an excellent header of the ball.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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190 comments so far

  • Toon_Fresh

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #1

    i swear to god if he’s referring to spurs…

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Let him go to the “bigger” club

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Spurs linked with another NUFC target. They won’t be happy until they have Ba and Krul then snap up our targets.It will be our scout next ….Carr.

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  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    A bigger club than Newcastle???

    What on earth is he smoking??

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Fresh blog, fresh start.

    No one dare mention who we may sell or else I will unleash my volcanic fury that has been building inside since the day i gave up being the arrogant, abusive and annoying blogger I once was.

    Let’s talk Douglas

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  • Graeme

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon1978 – errr, I think you will find Graham Carr worked at Spuds for a number of years before he came to us. It was because Chris Hughton knew him at spuds that he brought him to us!!!

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Can it not be said NUFC linked with another Spurs target?

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  • ArtyH

    Jun 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Ha Ha Ha, thats what Jose and Carrol said last year and look at them, bigger club my A**e!

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  • pbNcl

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    ”Outgrown the league” so he says. Don’t like arrogant fcukas like. No thanks pal move on

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  • fungus44

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Hope we already have him in the bag as chelsea he will be on the bench more than on the pitch

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  • Carlo.man

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope we get him his a perfect fit for what we need a tall strong cb thats dominant in the air plus his only 24 his played a lot of first team football and his still got time to grow into a top player

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  • seantoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12

    Can’t see spurs getting both Douglas and Verthongen. Hope they get Douglas then Verthongen cones to us. Did a sound job at left back against England

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #13

    That would be a really stupid comment for him to make if he is planning to come to us.

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  • FatmanJoe

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone know how quick he is? Can’t see him partnering colo if he’s Shola-speed. More like he would be colo’s replacement for the lesser games.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Graeme and WWYCD

    I am being bias lol. Tongue in cheek n that 😉

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #16

    can’t see him coming to nufc cause by the looks of it his attitude sucks and we don’t buy trouble makers

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #17

    ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Exactly mate. We don’t want any big time charlies. If spuds want him then so be it. He will get on with Mr ego Redknapp.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #18

    He has a attitude because he wants to go to a bigger league (more money and more competition) and because he doesnt think we are the biggest club in England?

    I dont really see it

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #19

    There’s bigger club than Newcastle?

    Then i don’t want him here. He’s the sort of player whom if we sign will jump ship immediately if he’s good performance gains attention from the ‘bigger’ clubs.

    Not needed here. Switch target.

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #20

    WWYCD

    There is no bigger club then NUFC in my eyes mate. Its called 34 years of support and delusion lol. Its the way it is 🙂

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  • Lucasd10

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Sign alderiweirld or however its spelt he’s twice the player!

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  • magicbus

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #22

    He`s after the big bucks from someone methinks.

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  • WWYCD

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon1978
    Haha fair one mate but I dont think Douglas has been a die hard NUFC fan all his life…dont mean he has a attitude problem imo

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    “Let him go to the “bigger” club”

    Jesus what a way to make instantaneous enemies…what a prick of you ask me he has pretty much instantaneously buried a possibility to EVER come here with that arrogant talk mate you could turn out to be a nobody.

    Well said let him go to a “bigger” club…

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    WWYCD

    You are totally correct mate. I am just looking through black n white glasses. At the end of the day, he looks out for himself to have the best of careers. That’s fair enough and he can’t be blamed for that. However, i want NUFC to win a bloody trophy of some kind before i am kicking up daisy’s lol.

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  • gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola)

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #26

    “Not needed here. Switch target.”

    agreed moving on….

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #27

    I think it’s fair to say we don’t want Douglas now.

    He isn’t that good anyway, just cheap.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #28

    Not we, I meant I don’t want Douglas

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Beattie25

    I don’t think you will be alone with that opinion somehow lol.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Beattie,
    If WE means more than one person you would be correct in saying we coz I dont either.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #31

    I still think that when Verthongen signs for Spuds we may go in for Caulker.

    Also out of all the CBS I have always championed Alderweirled. I think he is a great player and is more versatile than Verthongen. I do se one problem though.

    If we sign Alderweirled and he does well it’s going to cost a fcuking fortune to get his name on the back if my shirt. I’ll stick with Ba. Cheap

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #32

    We it is.

    Ed needs to do a poll like yesterday!

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  • Toon1978

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    Beattie25

    Are we linked with Alderweirled????

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    OMG!

    Who is this guy?

    Played he ever in the brazilian national team os something? Why is he so uppity?

    You have outgrown the Erdevise, and now you want a “bigger” club than Newcastle?

    Ok, then go to one of the “bigger” clubs bench…

    Good Luck, you clown!

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  • studsy

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Only got one stance for this guy: “Get yourself away then”

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  • colwell

    Jun 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #36

    Surely if he wanted too come here he would not of said a bigger club so next!

    Anyway the guy is big but slower than Willo.

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  • Foxworth

    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Strong rumour on twitter that Fulham are negotiating a fee for Danny Simpson.

    As much as I hate the silly season with random ITK’s and such – this seems like it has legs.

    Get Debuchy in before the Euro’s start & Tav signed up and i’ll be a happy bunny.

    Guessing if it true we’d be looking at what? Tops of £4 million (at best) for Simpson. Here’s hoping anyway.

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  • toonoholic

    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #38

    …then fk off to the bigger club douglas

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  • seantoon

    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #39

    Beattie
    I thought the exact same about Caulker yesterday day didn’t realise you’d already mentioned it. I’d be happy with that signing he did well in his first premiership season at Swansea.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jun 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Were these comments made in English? Is there a possibility that he said there is another big club like Newcastle or something along those lines?

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