News today that FC Twente defender Douglas will be staying at the Dutch club, and he will not be leaving for either Newcastle or Fulham, at least according to one of his agents, Rodrigo da Silveira.
Douglas – agent says he’s staying in Holland
The Brazilian has confused almost everybody this summer, with his various pronouncements of what he wants to do, one moment saying he wants to stay at Twente, and then saying he’d love to play in the Premier League in England.
But the news late Sunday was that his club had given him until today to decide whether he wants to stay or go, and it looks like he will be staying and seeing out the last year of his contract in Holland.
There was news over the last couple of days that he was due in London on Monday to negotiate a deal with Fulham, but his agent Rodrigo da Silveira has said that’s just not true, as he told De Telegraaf today:
“We’re not in London and won’t go to London. We’re with Douglas in Enschede and don’t negotiate with Fulham.” “Douglas will be on the pitch on Thursday against Bursaspor.” “Douglas is happy at FC Twente and will stay there.”
FC Twente play in their Europa League qualifier against Bursaspor on Thursday evening.
So there you have it, it appears that he’s staying in Holland, so look for Newcastle to go after him for a nominal fee in January.
Maybe that’s the end of the Douglas transfer saga this summer – maybe.
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