News today ion the Newcastle Journal that FC Twente center-back Douglas, is no longer a summer target for Newcastle United.
Douglas – Newcastle give up on trying to get this Brazilian defender
And it seems the reason is that the deal has become so complex, because like Demba Ba, it’s not clear who is representing the player, and various different agents claim they are Douglas’ official representative.
And the ohter thing that has frustrated and even angered Newcatsle officials, is the demands being made by his agents, and it seems a case of a number of people trying to get rich off the player.
It’s not necessarily Douglas’ fault of course, but he did not look too good when he talked recently of a club bigger than Newcastle being after him.
Geordie fans don’t really appreciate that kind of thing, and a number of fans were turned off him by this specific comment.
And at the time a number of our readers – 40% – thought Newcastle should give up on the player, since he had too much ego, and these are the results of a poll we started on 6th June, after Douglas had made those comments:
Should Newcastle Sign Brazilian Douglas For £5M?
- Yes (51%, 949 Votes)
- No (40%, 758 Votes)
- Not Sure (9%, 171 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,878
Newcastle are not prepared to pay outlandish fees to agents for any player, and will rather walk away from the deal, although Douglas, at 6’4″ tall and a no-nonsense defender, could have fit the bill on Tyneside, and done a decent job for Newcastle.
So that’s one player to cross off the list, and we may be getting short of players, because by our estimate that leaves only 63 left to choose from. 😀