Is This Center-Back Top Of The List Of Seven?


Newcastle will be bringing in a new center-back in January and we heard yesterday that there are seven center-backs on the list, and one of them has to be Douglas of FC Twente.

Douglas – Magpies can get good deal on this player

And it could be that the 24 year-old is top of the list for Newcastle, because with his contract running out in June he could be brought in for less than the £4M FC Twente wanted for the Brazilian in the summer.

If it’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that owner Mike Ashley likes a bargain and if Newcastle can get Douglas for say £2M less than he was worth three months ago, that could be a great for Newcastle, and his arrival at Newcastle would have been delayed only six months too.

Of course there are other decent center-backs who will be on the list, including Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who can play anywhere across the back four, and young 21 year-old Virgil van Dijk of FC Groningen, and Toby Alderweireld, Ajax’s excellent Belgium International center back.

But it’s the good deal Newcastle can get on Douglas that makes us think he could be top of the list at Newcastle.

What do you think?

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16 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #1

    Would rather scharner 😉

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  • jeff

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #2

    bramble boumsoung and rozenhal all on it i hear

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  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Mbiwa seems the sensible choice. Young, fast, adaptable and on the French team. However, there seems to be something stopping us going for him.
    My worry is that Douglas is 2 million cheaper than 6 months ago and will be another 2 million cheaper in 6 months time so they might just wait.

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  • wynsleap

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Harley – if Douglas’ value keeps dropping by £2m what kind of re-sale value will he have?
    That’s important to Mike you know.

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  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #5

    @blog4
    his value dropped bcoz he can leave for free at the end of the season .so they will want to atleast get some wonga for him.
    As good ald steve maclaren and that great mind of his decided not to sell .

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  • steveno7

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #6

    @blog4
    his value dropped bcoz he can leave for free at the end of the season .so they will want to atleast get some wonga for him.
    As good ald steve maclaren and that great mind of his decided not to sell .so if we can get him this will be a ashley half price bargain

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #7

    I guess it remains to be seen (we might we after someone entirely different than in the summer)

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    * we = be

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  • Harley

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #9

    Wynsleap.

    What steveno said. He becomes a free agent in the summer so we may just wait.
    I still think Douglas would be a good signing. I haven’t really seen him play but he seems very highly rated.

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  • get hatem

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    We didn’t get him in the summer because he refused to enter into negotiations with other clubs and opted to run out his contract. It isn’t going to be a case of putting in a couple of million pound bid and twente will send him packing, why would he leave in January when he can wait until the summer and go to whichever club he a) prefers to go to, B) offers the greater European incentives be it champs league or Europa, c) offers the best wages and d) offers the greatest signing on fee for both him and his agent… When you don’t have to pay for a player touted as a ‘quality cb’ then the competition heats up when there on a free and providing a big signing on fee is one way of getting them through the door.

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  • get hatem

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #11

    We didn’t get him in the summer because he refused to enter into negotiations with other clubs (or advanced negotiations as let’s face it, his agent would have spoke to all the clubs interested) and opted to run out his contract. It isn’t going to be a case of putting in a couple of million pound bid and twente will send him packing, why would he leave in January when he can wait until the summer and go to whichever club he a) prefers to go to, B) offers the greater European incentives be it champs league or Europa, c) offers the best wages and d) offers the greatest signing on fee for both him and his agent… When you don’t have to pay for a player touted as a ‘quality cb’ then the competition heats up when their on a free and providing a big signing on fee is one way of getting them through the door.

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  • blew

    Oct 19, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    We will get this everyday now until January 31 2013, AND Demba going to Diverpool. lazy journalism, wait and see what happens – remember summer transter market.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Mbiwa seems quite small to pair with Colo in the middle of the defence?

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  • numba9

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #14

    Mbiwya is the man we should go for he is a future superstar . I would pay a good whack 4 him too. We should get wheels in motion now we have waited too long

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  • brian kilclines pony tail

    Oct 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    @blew – ha diverpool, its the new lolerpool

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 20, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #16

    seriously we need a STRONG centre back as a competitior/backup for Saylor and Collocini

    Williamson – championship quality. One of the tallest player who NEVER won any header. and he is SLOW like a snail

    Perch- as a midfield OK, as a defender = disaster

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