There is news in De Telegraaf in Holland that Newcastle are watching Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, with the news that Newcastle scouts were at the game on on Friday night when the US, managed by former German striker Jurgen Klinsmann, scored three goals in the last 20 minutes of the game to come from 3-1 down and beat Holland 4-3 at the Amsterdam Arena.
Quincy Promes – Newcastle watching the Dutch winger
That was the 23 year-old’s 6th cap for Holland, and he was at FC Twente until last August, when he moved to Russian club Spartak Moscow for a transfer of €15M (£11M).
The link is that he was at FC Twente when Steve McClaren was there for his second spell at the Dutch club from January 2012 for about thirteen months.
McClaren gave the winger his debut at FC Twente in April 2012, when Quincy came on as a 81st minute substitute in a 2-2 draw with Alkmaar.
Speaking to De Telegraaf, Promes’ agent Ersin Akan has said the following:
“Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are all seriously following him. Quincy has impressed this season.”
Newcastle may have a chance to sign some of Steve McClaren’s former players, and this lad may be one of them.
Quincy had an excellent season in Moscow last term and played 29 games with 13 goals and 5 assists for Spartak, and while at Twente he scored 11 goals and had 8 assists in 35 games.
He wouldn’t come cheap, but we are hoping that McClaren will be able to attract some good players to Newcastle who used to play for him at FC Twente – and other clubs.