There is some news today about Douglas, maybe Newcastle’s number one center-back target this summer, who we tried to sign last summer but for whatever reason our £4M bid was rejected.
Douglas – has a number of options
Douglas’ agent is Rodrigo de Silveira Da, and in an interview with Sky Tyne and Wear he has said his client has a number of options:
“At the moment there is nothing official, we were in Europe last week and have some options.” “There is interest in England, Germany, Turkey and Russia so we are going to discuss all the opportunities.””
“His dream is to play in the Dutch national team at the World Cup in Brazil.” “We need to find a very good club. This is the reason we are waiting.”
Note to Rodrigo – Newcastle are a very good club – please sign along the dotted line. 😀
There was news on Tuesday this week from Italy that Newcastle were again after the center-back and that Newcastle had submitted the best offer for the free agent, but there’s no way of knowing whether those reports out of Italy were accurate.
But 93% of fans in our poll thought Douglas would be a good acquisition for Newcastle as a free agent.
The Brazilian-born Dutch center-back will become a free agent on July 1st, when his contract expires at the end of this month – and Douglas joined Twente in 2007 from Joinville, and he played around 245 times with 16 goals in the six seasons he was in the Eredivisie.
And we are hoping we can sign the 25 year-old, because he would then offer some threat from corner kicks and free kicks into the box, and hopefully tighten up a Newcastle defense that conceded a massive 68 goals last season.
What do you think?
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