Newcastle May Take Pass On Big Brazilian Defender


News today that Dutch side FC Twente want as much as £5M for their center-back Douglas.

Douglas – Newcastle may be priced out of this player

The Brazilian came out yesterday and said there was a bigger club than Newcastle after him, which seemed to put some of our readers off him – because that’s an egotistical comment.

Our understanding is that Douglas’ five year contract he signed with Twente in 2007, will run out at the end of this month,  but the Evening Chronicle is reporting his contract still has one year to run.

Newcastle will not overpay for any players this summer, and that’s good, and we think the £5M Twente want is related to him still being 24 year-old,  and therefore Newcastle must still pay FC Twente compensation for the player.

Five clubs are said to be after the 6’4″ right footed Brazilian, and if that interest drives the price up for him, then Newcastle just may not bother.

Newcastle now have a rigid but very good transfer policy, of getting good deals in the market, and with their impressive scouting network, there will be other good center-backs that Newcastle can bring in over the summer.

Aston Villa, Chelsea and Ajax are three clubs also said to be interested in the Brazilian, but Douglas has already said he does not want to stay in Holland, so that presumably rules out the Dutch Champions.

The English Premier League is said his preferred destination, but if there’s a bigger club in England after him – maybe he should just go there?

And at the suggestion of one of our readers – Warren – we’ll take a poll on whether we should sign Douglas.

Should Newcastle Sign Brazilian Douglas For £5M?

  • Yes (51%, 949 Votes)
  • No (40%, 758 Votes)
  • Not Sure (9%, 171 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,878

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17 comments so far

  • grumpy_old_sod

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Think we all covered this yesterday. He wants a bigger club, so sod off.

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  • Offkey

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    Whether or not there is a bigger club after him……there are certainly better players out there………..

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Sigh,

    Tiote and Douglas could have scared quite a few lads…. I guess that just means more helpless prey for the hulk.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Just a comment from the previous thread.

    If Best is let go to make way for another striker why do some people think the N. Korean lad would be a good replacement?

    If you were already playing for your national team would you go to a club where you were going to be possibly third choice striker and as such dropping from view and chance never getting another cap?

    As for Douglas as time goes by there appears more and more reasons for passing him by that actually going for him.

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #5

    @Cupiddstunt

    Maybe because the BPL is without a doubt a far better league? How many Asian players play abroad in comparison to Argentinians, portugese, dutch etc. Ji dong Won did it at Sunderland, Park Ji sung did it for United, which is easily a harder team to get into (especially at the time with the likes of Ronaldo, a younger Giggs/scholes, a less injury prone Carrick) in the team. Yet he took the risk and it paid off.

    There is also the chance of him getting a higher salary if he came to Newcastle.

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  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Look at Shane Ferguson, he has only played a handful of games last season yet he made his national team. It would be a similar situation for the North Korean Lad. Moving to the BPL will be a big step up for him no doubt, but it is up to him to make the most of it.

    If I was in his position, I’d jump at the chance to play in the BPL, even if it meant warming the bench for 3/4 of the season. The quality of the training and the football in the BPL should make him a better player.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    Fair point P fair point

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  • Minato

    Jun 6, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #8

    I assume you referring to Son Heung? I would be delighted if we brought him on board and I am still harboring faint hopes of taking M’Biwa too..I think with a full back and another midfield destroyer and we could be especially dangerous next season.

    Still though if these pan out there are plenty of other options and realistically I would expect us to eventually sign players than none of us were really expecting.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 6, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Just a quick point….

    Why are you calling it the BPL?

    It’s the English Premier League….

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  • LEROI

    Jun 6, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #10

    so here we are june 5th and we are left with only 1 of our original 4 CB targets left. Nevermind i wanted Alderweild anyway. Lets see who the next 3 made up CB targets are going to be! Maybe Roger Johnson or Zat Knight insert names of CB’s that play in france or holland in the following spaces …………….., ……………….., haha

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  • hoppernufc

    Jun 6, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Barclays premier league

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  • Faddj

    Jun 6, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #12

    anyone else on here got twitter? everytime I make a comment on this blog I never come back on to check who’s replied to me, and I often tweet about Newcastle and football in general so follow me on twitter people…

    @Faddj

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  • Pigott93

    Jun 6, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #13

    I really think we should get alderweireld he seems to be able to play a great long ball out to the wings is goo defensively and he can hit them from long range very well i tink he could be a good goal scoring defender

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  • geordieviking

    Jun 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Been in Douglas’s situation in my own industry. AT the end of the day I chose the company who offered me the most interesting work options. Not the biggest or highest offer. Don’t blame Douglas for considering all options and we’ll have to wait and see what he decides.

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  • AmeobiTheMackemSlayer

    Jun 6, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Please Pards don’t sign him, we don’t need some cocky player who thinks he can talk about a club like that. He’s slow too, we’d be much better off with Alderweild (spelling?) despite the fact that he would cost more,

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  • arctoa

    Jun 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s the BPL until another sponsor comes along and then it’ll be the whatever-PL. It’s the EPL; I see that the recent constant hammering of the “Barclays” before ‘Premier League’ by managers in their sound-bites is having the desired effect on the sponsor’s demographic.

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  • arctoa

    Jun 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #17

    As for Douglas, I don’t really rate him all that highly. £5 million is a bit steep for the lad.

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