Transfer Update On FC Twente Center-Back Douglas

If the news is to be believed, then Douglas of FC Twente has to tell his club today whether he wants to stay in Holland and see out the final year of his contract, or be sold by the club before this coming Friday at 11:00pm.

Douglas – interested in Newcastle move

That was some of the news yesterday, plus he has told his agent, or at least one of them, that he doesn’t want to move to Fulham, and it seems he may be hoping that Newcastle come after him, as he’s said he’d love to play in the Premier League.

He’s also now fulfilled the conditions of living in Holland for five years and qualifies for a Dutch passport and has even been included in the provisional squad for the World Cup games to be played by Holland early next month.

So everything seems to be set for him to come to England, because he doesn’t now need a work permit, and it only takes Newcastle to so in and agree a fee with Twente and agree terms with the 6’4″ Brazilian and he could be at Newcastle this week.

It’s quite easy really. 😀

The news today in the Northern Echo was that Douglas had been expected in London early this week to discuss a move to Craven Cottage, after he had talked with his club over the weekend.

It appears that FC Twente now expect Newcastle to come in with an offer this week, now that things have been sorted out with his citizenship, and he no longer needs to reside in Holland to qualify for Dutch citizenship.

And new news today is that Manchester City are interested in Fabricio Coloccini, and that further complicates things this week, but surely there;’s just no way Newcastle would let Colo leave, after he signed a contract that keeps him on Tyneside through 2016.

City failed to agree a £22M deal with Liverpool for Daniel Agger, so we suppose if City bid that amount for 30 year-old Colo, we’d take it.

Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Colo and James Perch can all play at center-back, and even Davide Santon can play in central defense too, but we’ve never seen him play there. And we also have young 19 year-old Curtis Good recently signed from Melbourne Heart.

We would expect FC Twente to be interested in selling him before Friday, because otherwise they will lose money on him if he leaves in January or next summer for nothing.

If Douglas doesn’t leave FC Twente this week, than expect Newcastle to be interested in signing the lad for a small fee in January or as a free agent next summer.

But these transfer dealings seem to be very difficult these days, at least for Newcastle.

What do you think?

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16 comments so far

  • Beattie25

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    I expect firm news today one way or the other!

  • microbar

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    sign him as soon as possible we are thin on the ground.

  • johng81

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #3

    get him in

  • Tooooon

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #4

    Can anyone tell me how old Agger is?

  • ppb

    Aug 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    be happy for news either way so we can all move on

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    27 i think

  • pbNcl

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    Man city must be having a laugh! There’s no way they’ll get their grubby hands on our captain cool! For whatever price! Ashley wouldn’t embarrass himself like that, they’d make him look like a mug! And to all those who think he’s just here for a quick buck, jus see what happens yeah!

    Back to work for me

  • spitfire_

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #8

    I want to fell into a coma until Saturday…

  • Dutchmag

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #9

    Douglas to stay this season with Twente….that’s the headline on one of the sits here,

    “Douglas blijft dit seizoen bij FC Twente”

    Will find out either way today.

  • ballerfan2

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #10

    I agree pbNcl. Can’t see Collo OR Tiote leaving. Neither have shown any inclination that they are interested in going elsewhere. Cabaye – I’m not quite so sure but I can’t see how Arsenal would really need him and not at the price Ashley would agree to.

  • walton1984

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    I think every body who follows Newcastle would agree we need the following a LB, RB, CB and SK and me personally think maybe a extra Winger, i know we aint goin too get 5 players in before Friday but hopefully we can get one or 2 players in before then and keep all ours players and i will be happy!!!!!!!!

  • Levi

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #12

    i remember seeing a article that was taken from a dutch magazine that said that a gentleman agreement had been agreed that he will sign for newcastle late august. and i thought then that article is true and all summer we will have articles that say he is close to signing and then that the deal has broken down but i’v been sure all summer he will sign near the end of the window. fingers crossed im not wrong lol

  • LooneyToon41

    Aug 28, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #14

    I can’t see Collo leaving. It was a big decision for him to sign his contract extension. Of course, if the money was right then perhaps it wouldn’t be in his hands.

  • AaranPD

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    One of Douglas’ agents has said today that he is not going to leave FC Twente and is going to play for them on Thursday.

  • ballerfan2

    Aug 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #16

    LoonyToon41 – At his age of course it would be in his hands. He wouldn’t be sold against if he doesn’t want to go. Ashley is past that phase of selling players over Pardew’s head.


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