However, with Newcastle tabling an offer reportedly above ten million, this meant that all three of these ‘agents’ were entitled to millions of pounds in fees, leaving FC Twente facing a very low final transfer fee, as well as less than a week to find a replacement for one of their first team regulars.
Derek Llambias: “Debuchy was a target and led to believe it would be around six million Euros but that was never the case… You can’t keep going down the road of saying, ‘Oh well it is only another 2 or 3 million’.”
“That is above me that deal, it is a financial deal that will be done at board level if Liverpool agree. If I was saying on a playing level would I like him in the squad, of course I would he would add a nice dimension to us”
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.