Newcastle United are watching Quincy Promes according to the Dutch media.

De Telegraaf have reported that Newcastle were represented on Friday night in Amsterdam when a dramatic late collapse saw Holland lose 4-3 to the USA.

The 23 year old winger was given the opening half before being substituted along with Daryl Janmaat, the score was 1-1 at the break only for the Dutch to take a 3-1 lead, before a bizarre late charge by the visitors saw three late goals and a 4-3 win for the USA.

March 2014 saw Graham Carr reported to be watching Quincy Promes with a potential summer bid in the offing by Newcastle. However, the fact that Spartak Moscow were prepared to pay around £10m for the player may have had something to do with United curtailing their interest.

The Dutch international scored 11 goals in 31 league matches for FC Twente in 2013/14 to earn his big money move to Russia.

Having added 13 league goals in 27 starts in Russia, it is difficult to imagine that his value has done anything but go up in the past 12 months.

An added element to the transfer story is that Steve McClaren was the manager who in his second spell at Twente gave Quincy Promes his club debut.

Trying to be positive, I suppose at least we are being linked with a certain calibre of player, such as Promes and Charlie Austin amongst others, however it is still very difficult to imagine Mike Ashley being prepared to allow the club to spend the money to try and attract this level of player, plus then being able to convince the player that Newcastle is a club on the up.

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