We had put a report out on Thursday commenting on the apparent confusion surrounding Newcastle target Douglas, because the 24 year-old Brazilian, after saying he wanted to leave FC Twente for the English Premier League, made a new comment that he may just want to stay at Twente and see out the last year of his contract at Enschede.
Douglas – seems to be conflicted about whether to move or stay
And it seems today that his different and conflicting comments are also causing just a little bit of confusion at his club, as the FC Twente Chairman Joop Munsterman doesn’t know what to believe.
The is what Chairman Joop Munsterman had to say today on Douglas:
“It is unclear exactly what Newcastle United and Douglas want.” “Douglas calls me one week and says that he wants to leave and then he calls me the next week and tells me he wants to say.”
So we are not the only ones confused by Douglas’ conflicting statements, and the inside news is that even if Douglas elects to stay at Twente though next season, Newcastle would still be after him in January or next summer, and would still want to bring him to Newcastle.
That’s always assuming that the club don’t sign another center-back before then, and there are are good young ones still available.
And to be fair to Douglas, maybe he’s just conflicted about whether to leave this summer, or wait until next summer when he could probably get a much better deal, because he would be a free agent and cost nothing.
But with these conflicting statements and Douglas’ statement about a club bigger than Newcastle who were after him, which we think was Italian club Juventus – (note: we wore black and white stripes before they did) – we wonder if this lad is right for Newcastle?
What do you think?