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Brazilian says 'bigger club than Newcastle' chasing him
8:51am Wednesday 6th June 2012 in Newcastle United News, Match Reports, Fixtures, Results & Tables By Paul Fraser, Chief Football/Golf Writer
BRAZILIAN defender Douglas has admitted it is time to move on from Twente this summer – but claims there is a 'bigger club than Newcastle' chasing him.
The 24-year-old has been the subject of plenty of interest in the last 12 months after becoming real rock at the heart of the Dutch team's defence.
Steve McClaren, the Twente boss, expects him to move on this summer if their valuation is met and there are numerous clubs from around Europe chasing his signature.
Newcastle had been at the front of the queue but now, with clubs from Germany, France and Spain also interested, they are having to assess alternatives.
Douglas said: “I have spent five years at Twente and done my best for the club. I have won the title, the cup – it's time for a next step.
“Five clubs are interested and there's a bigger club than Newcastle. I cannot still say anything but I hope soon to have my new club.”
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