One of the good things about Joe Kinnear’s appointment as Director of Football, is that we may see Newcastle moving more aggressively in the transfer market, and making some decisions about who to bring in, and who not to bring into the club this summer.
Douglas – deal for defender was in place
Joe will also need to decide which players are surplus to requirements, and it seems he has already decided some current players are not good enough for “a massive club like Newcastle.”
Sky Sports is reporting that a deal was (almost) in place to bring Douglas to Newcastle on a free transfer, after his contract at Dutch side FC Twente expires at the end of the month.
If this news is true then we have to assume Kinnear has some other central defender in mind, who he thinks could be better deals for Newcastle.
But it’s hard to think that the 6’4″ Brazilian defender would not have been a decent acquisition at Newcastle, given he was a free agent.
Let’s hope Joe is not going to continue to upset the apple cart too much at Newcastle, although this is his new job, and we suppose if he thinks a player is not good enough – so be it – he now makes those decisions on transfers.
But hey, we’ll be happy enough if we get three good players through the door this summer, but now that Kinnear is on board, there may be more players coming in.
That’s because we are almost certain Joe will be moving more players out of the club before September rolls around.
What do you think?
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