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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