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Another Newcastle United Target Moving Closer?

9 years ago

Following the signing of Vurnon Anita earlier today, the news from Holland is that another long-running Newcastle target could be also be on the agenda again.

Our man in Holland, Paul Benneworth, sent us this;

With the Douglas saga there was an interesting twist last night.

McLaren was saying he wants some cover at left back given the injury situation to Kuiper with Schilder providing (some) cover but Munsterman (FC Twente Chairman) says there is no money unless someone is sold before the end of the transfer period.

Douglas must be the number one candidate for a fire sale given that they have now got  three starting centre-backs, of them Wisgerhof is too old to really sell for serious money, while Bjaelland has just arrived.

The only other candidate is Chadli but seeing how he performed last night for Belgium (a bit Duff-esque, running hard but no end product) and was overshadowed completely when substituted by Dries Mertens, who PSV bought together with Kevin Strootman for €13m.

I’s hard to see Chadli bringing in more money than Douglas and selling the striker anyway would just give them problems up front.

Anyway, I reckon Douglas might be a step nearer if NUFC are still interested.


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