Douglas’ Agent – No Newcastle Move – Yet


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.

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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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20 comments so far

  • Carpet Shark

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #1

    Firsy

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  • Carpet Shark

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #2

    First

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  • Carpet Shark

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #3

    First…..

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  • Carpet Shark

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #4

    This again

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  • AusMagpie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Wish people would stop posting “First”.

    Really never been a fan of Douglas. Would rather we go for Alderweild or Lescott on a loan.

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  • toonheroes

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #6

    Carpet shark. Like your commitment shame about the end product lol

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Douglas, in my opinion, is looking like the likely option

    How could Mashley refuse 3m for a centerback that is rated well, albeit has a bad side.

    If we sign Remy, we will probably have peanuts left for buying a centerback

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    I couldn’t care less about him and his herd of agents!

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  • pizzicatochan

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Let’s see if the 8m Netherlands player show up. if he does, there may not be any money left for Remy and Douglas.

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  • AusMagpie

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10

    Lately my frustration during matches has been through the roof and a lot of that has to do with Tiote and how he gives away dumb free kicks on the edge of the box. He does it at least twice a game.

    I’d be in favour of selling him for 10-15M (If we can get that much) and buying Sissoko and a quality CB with that money.

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #11

    @WWYCD
    That seems to be the case.
    Also the man has a wife and three kids, i imagine there are some arrangements to be made and kisses and hugs to be had.
    They won’t be moving at the same time as him according to his interview.

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #12

    No ta Douglas ur not French enough son

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Kristan Heneage seemed to rate Douglas quite highly, but that was a few months back.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #14

    I still want Lamine Koné (will save us some money and the trouble)

    …and that Romain Alessandrini kid 🙂 (looks like a future star)

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  • WWYCD

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Dannyo
    Am just being grumpy tbh but fair play he has to sort his stuff out and we are soft enough to let him

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Now then, i feel like i’ve been on this blog for the last 24 hours (damn illness), i shall turn to my PS3 for a bit, pushing the kids out of the living room.
    Daddys gonna play some nasty games.

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    @16 dannyo i read that in a very camp American accent. made my world a little bit better

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  • Pardews Perfect Battleplan

    Jan 5, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #18

    @dannyo what you gonna play?

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  • tenpointnine

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #19

    WWYCD @12

    Thanks for that, very funny. First lol of the day!

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 5, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #20

    3m sounds very reasonable. Either buy him or get Lescott on loan with an option to buy in the summer? Lescotts valued at 8m in January but come the summer that’ll drop to 5-6m, he’s experienced, stays pretty injury free and will give a good account of himself for the next few years while Good and Streete come through the ranks.

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