Newcastle Told To Cough Up £16M For Dutch Duo


News in the Sunday Mirror today that FC Twente have told Newcastle to cough up £16M for their 21 year-old top striker Luuk de Jong, and their 24 year-old Brazilian center-back Douglas.


And we don’t know how much truth there is in this news, since £12M has been quoted as FC Twente’s price on de Jong for a couple of weeks now, and £4M for Douglas has also been doing the rounds, even though Douglas is in the last year of his contract, which runs out next summer at this time.

Douglas failed to report for training at Twente last week and has been fined for that tardiness, and he definitely wants to move to the Premier League, and the 6’4″ defender can now also play for Holland, since he’s recently received his Dutch citizenship.

And given  the disasters of the Dutch squad in Euro 2012, when they lost all three of their group games, and manager Bert van Marwijk resigned last week, he may even be part of the next Dutch squad, to play in World Cup qualifiers later this summer.

Newcastle’s top goalkeeper Tim Krul could also get a start in those games, and there’s a possibility that three Newcastle players – Krul, de Jong and Douglas could be called up for the qualifiers – we wish!

The news in the Sunday Mirror is that the player thought he was moving to Villa Park, but the sacking of Alex McLeish put an end to that, and we’re not sure if new manager Paul Lambert rates the Brazilian.

The Newcastle officials Derek Llambias and Lee Charnley are still in Enschede, Holland trying to do the deal for the Dutch duo with FC Twente officials.

We hope they are successful.

Comments welcome.

Note – after this article was released there is breaking news that Newcastle have agreed a £5M fee for Douglas – and is being reported by the Daily Express.



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11 comments so far

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    Comment #1

    @RVD

    fee agreed the last i know is Mclaren still doesn’t want to lose Douglas. He said this yesterday.

    ‘If he is fit, he is the best defender in the Netherlands. We do not want to lose him,’ the former England manager told TC Tubantia.

    why are people saying Douglas to be 1 of the best defenders in Holland? Why do i see him as another Bramble or Boumsong? lol

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #2

    16m is a good offer to take a free agent and striker but FC Twente will be resigned to lose 2 quality players.

    Cash is king so hopefully our bargaining staff who are negotiating in Holland are enough to persuade them to make the sale

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #3

    SORRY TO WRITE IN CAPS. THIS IS FOR YOU ED. THANK YOU FOR POSTING NEWS FOR ALL NUFC FANS DESPITE YOUR ILL HEALTH. THIS IS THE BEST FOOTBALL FAN INTERACTIVE SITE IVE BEEN TO. ITS NO WONDER WHY WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD. GOD BLESS YOU. HOPE YOU WIN YOUR BATTLE WITH CANCER 🙂

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  • Baro

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Besides the amount of quality the Manchester clubs, Arsenal, etc.. have, its no those things that lead them to top finishes… The main thing, is to have competition for places. Let the players battle it out for their spots. This way a manager will know who wants it most….
    – In other words my point is that if we have an additional center back challenging Captain Colo, Tayls, and Willo, then goals will not be flying in like in Fulham, Tottenham past year…. Alan Pardew will see who wants it most. If Tayls gets injured again, (hopefully not) than Willo and Douglas will fight it out for the spot….. either way its a win-win situation…

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  • Baro

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #5

    RETWEET post #3

    SORRY TO WRITE IN CAPS. THIS IS FOR YOU ED. THANK YOU FOR POSTING NEWS FOR ALL NUFC FANS DESPITE YOUR ILL HEALTH. THIS IS THE BEST FOOTBALL FAN INTERACTIVE SITE IVE BEEN TO. ITS NO WONDER WHY WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE WORLD. GOD BLESS YOU. HOPE YOU WIN YOUR BATTLE WITH CANCER

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  • Baro

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    Comment #6

    i really haven’t had that time to come on this blog as usual but ED you are a hell of a human being! Every morning i wake up here in the states first thing i do is turn on desktop, and check this blog. An article at a time, because you are so good at keeping up with the latest news…. I for one absolutely love your perseverance.

    Never quit and fight through everything – Baro

    Your a legend

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  • Baro

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:55 AM

    Comment #7

    by the way any one have a twitter……

    @baro_96

    i’ll follow back, be real….

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  • Newcastleforlife

    Jul 1, 2012 at 4:58 AM

    Comment #8

    what about Ayew or Narasingh and we get Gameiro!!!

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  • toonincheek

    Jul 1, 2012 at 5:14 AM

    Comment #9

    Baro –
    You can retweet #3 and #5 as many times as you like.
    WOR ED IS A STAR.

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  • Boys in Black and White

    Jul 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #10

    So then that means de Jong is only worth 11m. Now they tell us! [:(. So then Douglas is worth 5m because its rumoured that we have agreed a 5m deal for Douglas.

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  • stephen1971

    Jul 1, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #11

    accor the sunday sun , the germans have basically sealed a deal pending medical for de jong, hope this is not true

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