News today in the press that Newcastle could be after FC Twente central midfielder Leroy Fer, who wants to play in England to further his career.
Leroy Fer – FC Twente midfielder
The 23 year-old started his career at Feyenoord back in 1999, when he was nine years old and then moved in the summer of 2011 to FC Twente.
And Leroy was closely linked with Everton last January and the deal was expected to go through.
But then Everton announced on the last day of the transfer window that due to “extensive discussions with both the club and the player in the past 24 hours it became apparent that the transfer would not be going ahead”, and they didn’t sign him.
But there was news last week that Fer was at Everton discussing a move with their new manager Roberto Martinez, so it’s hard to know if Newcastle’s interest is real.
The news is in the Dutch daily TC Tubantia, and they are reporting Fer is now back from his vacation and talking to English clubs – so Newcastle could be one of them.
The 6’2″ Fer has played for all the Dutch Youth sides and 31 times for the U21 team, and he has two full caps.
He played 126 times for Feyenoord with 16 goals, and for FC Twente he has played 77 times with 21 goals, so he certainly score goals from central midfield.
And he should be very well known by Chief Scout Graham Carr, who scouted Luuk de Jong last season at FC Twente, and will have seen Fer play a lot.
It could be that Fer is being looked at by Newcastle in case Yohan Cabaye leaves this club this summer, with Cabaye recently being announced as PSG’s number one target by new manager Laurent Blanc – and Monaco have also expressed an interest in the 22 times capped French International..
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