Newcastle are busy negotiating with for Marseilles striker Loic Remy, and Newcastle also want to bring in a center-back this month to further strengthen the defense, after French International Mathieu Debuchy was finally signed for €7M yesterday.
Douglas – contract runs out in June
FC Twente center-back Douglas was a top target in the summer, and his contract runs out this summer, so he would be available for £3M at most in January, but we don’t know if he’s still a top choice at Newcastle.
You’ve always got to take whatever an agent says about their clients with a pinch of salt, and today his agent Marcos Paulo Ribeiro said this to Voetbal Primeur:
“To date we have had no contact with Inter and as far as we know there is no question of a bid” “The same goes for Reading. Newcastle? We spoke to them in the summer, but now there are no negotiations.
“Three clubs from the Bundesliga want him, we even rejected an official proposal. Now we wait and Douglas is focusing on FC Twente as he will always be fully committed to the team.”
Douglas could always stay on at Twente and become a free agent in the summer, but the 6’4″ Brazilian would certainly help strengthen the Newcastle squad, but it’s hard to know if he’s still in favor at Newcastle.
There are some questions about his character, but we’d still love to see this guy join Newcastle this month.
What do you think?
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