Dutchman Lets It Be Known He’s Keen To Join Newcastle


There is a good chance that Newcastle can get FC Twente center-back Douglas to Newcastle, and the news this morning was that a deal had been done with FC Twente for £5M for the Brazilian player.

Vurnon Anita – Newcastle is a beautiful club

Douglas has just one year left on his contract, and that fee seems high, if it’s accurate, but the 5M could also be in euros, so that would mean it’s £4M.

The fee still seems a lot, for a player who has just one year left on his contract.

And Newcastle seem to be in a neck and neck race with German club Borussia Monchengladbach for Dutch striker Luuk de Jong, and we should know the outcome of that within a day or two.

The third player Newcastle are negotiating for is Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy, and if the news is to be believed, Newcastle have upped their offer to £6M for the top French defender.

And we  have already bid £5M for Ajax full-back and defensive midfielder player Vurnon Anita, and in case Newcastle had forgotten about him, the Dutchman had this to say today to Ajax Life:

“Newcastle are a beautiful club. I’m open to anything. We’ll see what happens, but there’s nothing wrong with listening to Ajax and what interested clubs have to say.”

“I will seriously consider anything that comes up. Does it matter to me that Newcastle are not in the Champions League?  –  No.”  “However, I’m an Ajax player for now. I’m focusing on Ajax.”

“Newcastle’s interest has made me think about a potential transfer, though. It’s a sign that I’m on the right track and have to keep this up. I haven’t set a deadline for when I want clarity. I’ll just see how this pans out.”

That’s a strong statement from the Dutch International that he wants to join Newcastle, and we think he would be a good acquisition for the club.

The next step is to see if Newcastle can get a decent deal for the 3 times capped 23 year-old Dutch International, via additional negotiations with Ajax, but we don’t think Newcastle will go much above £5M.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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88 comments so far

  • belgrade fan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Have we signed Douglas?

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #2

    belgrade fan
    No

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed bit of constructive criticism:
    Please could you refer to Newcastle as “we” as opposed to the “they” – it makes you sound far too impartial which isn’t required on a Newcastle United blog.

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope we sign him.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #5

    belgrade fan
    that’s the source that did start the rumor today.
    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/330058?

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  • belgrade fan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #6

    F…., I just hope no more Willo in EPL. just think that lad is disaster…

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #7

    hope we struck the deal for anita before training starts.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #8

    So last season we went to France to do business, this year it looks like its going to be Holland. Germany next year?

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  • belgrade fan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #9

    And we need CM, like Corgnet, this is very important position for us. Cabaye cant play every single game. Think 6M for Anita will be ok

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    willo is not as bad as you think. he is good in the air and is not a bad tackler, yes he need composer on the ball and more pass accuracy and pace and maybe more strenght, but he is good person to have in the squad, he is a good back up player, he will do the job in the cups and even in europa league qualifier.

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Possible starting line-up against Spurs on opening day:

    —————————–Krul—————————————–

    Debuchy——–Douglas————Coloccini———-Santon

    —————–Tiote———————Anita———————–

    Ben Arfa———————-Cabaye——————–De Jong

    ——————————Cisse————————————–

    Subs:
    Elliot
    S Taylor
    R Taylor
    Jonas
    Marveaux
    Ba
    Ameobi

    And that squad doesn’t include:
    Harper
    Williamson
    Perch
    Amalfitano
    Ferguson
    Obertan
    Sam. Ameobi
    Tavernier
    Vuckic
    Abeid

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #12

    If Luuk De Jong wants to get playing time then I don’t think he’ll come to us. He’d be 3rd choice behind Cisse and Ba.

    Yes he could get cup games and Europe but ultimately at monchengladbach he’d be a starter week in and week out.

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Thats assuming Simpson, Best, Forster, Xisco & Ranger leave.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, we bid £4M for Anita (5M Euros) so i’m sure we’ll go back in with £5M and then £6M but can’t see us going in higher than that for Vurnon. Would be a great signing alongside Tiote in the centre allowing Cabs to attack also Anita would cover with Jonas in ACON and also be able to play LB if Santon gets injured or suspended. Great to see players wanting to come to Tyneside.

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #15

    What’s happening with Tavernier?

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  • Graeme

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Douglas, Debuchy, DeJong added to what we already have, really does take the cub onto a new level. The back four will be superb and still have Saylor, Williamson, Perchinio as back up!!

    Dont think we have ever had Two Brazilians in the team before, must be good lol

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  • belgrade fan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #17

    I said- just no more Willo in EPL….
    he is just a shit player same as Simmo, and they cost us at least few points….
    We will never step forward with this 2 shit players

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  • SwedishMagpie

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Is Douglas better than S Taylor ?

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  • Toon1978

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #19

    Keep seeing Collo linked with a move to Man City. Maybe he is on his way out and the money from Collo will be funding these player. Maybe that is why we are going in for Douglas.

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #20

    @SwedishM
    Hard to tell, but he doesn’t have to be, cause Saylor played like Englands best CB before his injury this season.
    If Douglas is as good as that, then i’m a happy man.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #21

    i don’t think cisse will start against totenham, remember he will play in olympics, he had world cup qualifiers, he will miss pre season with us and will be taking his ramadan routine, so i think de jong would be our star striker at the start of the season.

    ———————————-KRUL——————————

    ——————S.TAYLOR———-COLO———————-

    DEBOUCHY——–CABAYE—-TIOTE———SANTON

    BEN ARFA—————–DE JONG————MARVEAUX

    OR

    DEBOUCHY—————–TIOTE———SANTON

    ———-BEN ARFA——CABAYE——MARVEAUX

    ——————————–DE JONG———————

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #22

    S.TAYLOR IS BETTER THAN DOULGAS!!!

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #23

    S.TAYLOR IS BETTER THAN DOUGLAS!!!

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  • Graeme

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Toon 1978, Really cant see Captain Collo going anywhere!! He must be creaming himself at the thought of being in the middle of such a skilled defensive unit.

    It looks absolutely the dogs danglies and will be an amazing foundation for the midfield and attack. Cant wait to see them in action together – reminds me of the Arse in their heyday – always started from the defence!!

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #25

    @Trole,

    If Ramadan is a reason to rest players then why are Ben Arfa and Tioté starting?

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Oh and you only have 10 players…

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  • Levi

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #27

    @ toon-barmy

    really? ba on the bench? maybe marvoux or jonas on the left and de jong up front if cisse and ba at olympics. if not then ba has to start he is a great player. and i hope jonas plays instead of anita. he puts his all in every game. anita can earn a place 1st. and also taylor instead of douglas

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  • keeping the faith

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #28

    The robledo bros were 2 brazillians ;D. Bu I hope we sign de jong, debuchy, douglas and anita. I think de jong would start ahead of ba on the left hand side of a 3 pronged attack of him cisse and ben arfa

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Given how we’re building this team around Cabaye, I would expect him to play the bulk of the matches (touchwood he doesn’t get injured)

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  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Kc,

    £16m for Cabaye is a joke – no doubt Cashley would only accept £30+m

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #32

    @BEN ARFA

    because tiote and ben arfa are not such a strong believers they do not take ramadan as much as dembas do.

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  • keeping the faith

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #33

    If we sell cabaye we lose debuchy and if we sell ba we unsettle cisse. I don’t think we’re selling anyone major this summer without adequate or better replacement coming in.

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #34

    Kc-Toon

    Don’t bring crap spouted by the retards from CaughtOffside.com on to this site. Man Utd won’t want Ba as Fergie never buys ACON players & Ashley would never sell Cabaye for £16M, £20M at least but I’d expect us to turn our noses up at that as well & be looking more at £25M.

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  • SmileyFace

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #35

    @28 just FYI the robledos were Chilean

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #36

    If we can get these 5/6 first team players in, we’ll have a chance of winning the europa league. Hopefully we won’t sign Pieters. All the players want to come to us.

    We just need to get them over the line. Think we should get Carr to have a look in the South American leagues. Would like to see a player like Diego signed.

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  • Big Pappa Cisse

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Never heard us described as a beautiful club before like, I like it 🙂

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #38

    yeah my mistake about formation:

    —————————–KRUL——————–

    —————-SAYLOR————COLO———

    DEBOUCHY—–TIOTE——JONAS—SANTON

    BEN ARFA————-CABAYE———MARVEAUX

    —————————–DE JONG————————–

    OR

    DEBOUCHY—–TIOTE——CABAYE—SANTON

    OBERTAN————–BEN ARFA———MARVEAUX

    —————————–DE JONG————————–

    ALSO, VUKCIC IN CAM, BEN ARFA RW INSTEAD OF GABBY IS PLAUSIBLE.

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  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #39

    DEBOUCHY————-TIOTE———SANTON

    BEN ARFA————-CABAYE———MARVEAUX

    ——————-AMEOBI——–DE JONG——

    ??

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  • rich_toonfan

    Jul 1, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Sellin Ba wouldn’t upset cisse.

    They barely know each other anyway.

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