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FC Twente's Douglas attracting Newcastle attention

FC Twente defender Douglas Teixeira has revealed that Newcastle United and a 'bigger club' are showing interest.

The 24-year old Brazilian-born Dutchman is looking to leave the Dutch league and is not keen to head to Ajax who are also in the queue with a move to another competition in Europe high on his agenda.

"I have personally been in touch with Ajax and immediately said that I'm not interested," he told NuSport.

"I want to go abroad as I have outgrown the league.

"I noticed this year that I am sometimes a little too easy going down, then you make mistakes. I want to be tested every week.

"I have spent five years [at Twente] and have 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 about it, but I hope soon to have my new club."

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