Newcastle will not bring in FC Twente's Douglas this transfer window, according to his agent.
In the Summer, Newcastle United were heavily linked with a move for FC Twente’s towering centre-back. Although it looked as though we would re-ignite our interest in the Dutch lad, a move is now unlikely.
The Spectator’s View analysed the defender back in April. Standing at a staggering 6 ft 4 in, Douglas is strong and powerful in the air, an asset which makes him deadly from set pieces. Furthermore, he can offer some European experience at the back, having represented FC Twente 29 times in European competitions.
Inter Milan had emerged as the front-runners for his services in recent weeks but his agent Marcos Paulo Ribeiro insists he has received no offers from the Serie A giants.
He said: “So far we have not had contact with Inter. And according to our knowledge there has not been an offer. The same applies to Reading.
“Newcastle? We begun discussions with them in the last transfer window, but there are no negotiations now. Three Bundesliga clubs want him and we have already rejected a formal proposal.
“Now we have to wait. Douglas is focused on Twente and he is a player who has always done well for the team.”
It’s a great shame that a move is unlikely. He has certainly proven his worth in the Eredivisie and even earned himself a call-up to the Dutch National Team in October.
With his contract running out at the end of the season, it now looks as though we may have to just wait until July if we are to approach him.