It’s hardly a secret that Newcastle are interested in a number of FC Twente players this summer, and three of them are Luuk De Jong, their 21 year-old striker, Douglas, the 24 year old Brazilian center-back, and 23 year-old Venezuelan right-back Roberto Rosales.
Luuk de Jong – Dutch striker is a Newcastle target
The way Newcastle do their business is list a number of players at the positions they want to strengthen, and then prioritize who they will go after.
Then depending on things like fees asked by their clubs, wages demanded by the players, and a few other things, Newcastle will eventually bring in one of their targets.
And we emphasize eventually, because the club are also very patient in the transfer market, as seen with the case of Papiss Cisse, and are willing to wait for the player, if something isn’t right.
Newcastle almost brought in Cisse last summer, but they waited, and the price went down a few million pounds, and when SC Freiburg were ready to sell they informed Newcastle in January, and the Magpies moved like greased lightning to sign the player.
They whisked Cisse away from the Senegal training camp in Africa, and flew him in a private from Paris to Newcastle, signed him up, and then Papiss gave a number of interviews, a few photographs were taken, and he left Newcastle within 24 hours.
And of course the news was greeted with great fanfare by Newcastle fans, and it seems we were right to be that ecstatic, because this lad was just phenomenal and world class for Newcastle since early February, in hitting 13 goals in just 14 appearances.
And of course he just seems to love it on Tyneside, and is certainly worshiped by the fans, and why not – Papiss Cisse could become one of the all time greats in that number 9 shirt – and that’s saying something!
Papiss Cisse – Magpies moved for him like greased lighting
So Newcastle are a very well oiled outfit in the transfer market, and whether you love Mike Ashley or hate him, the last three years have seen the Tyneside club run very well indeed, both on the field and off it.
The news yesterday was that FC Twente manager Steve McClaren would like Newcastle to move quickly, if they want one of Steve’s star players, so the former Middlesbrough, Wolfsburg, Nottingham Forest and England boss, can use the money to being in replacements.
But Newcastle will do it their own way, why change it when it’s been a model way to conduct transfer business over the last few years, and we haven’t been able to say that about Newcastle for a long long time.
Howay The Lads!!