The Brazilian defender is looking to leave Twente this summer as he seeks a fresh challenge and has revealed the Magpies are one of five clubs chasing his signature
The Brazilian is seeking a fresh challenge after five years with the Eredivisie outfit and has revealed he snubbed the chance of joining Ajax due to his desire to experience a different league.
"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.
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"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."
The Magpies look set to strengthen their squad over the summer after an excellent season resulted in them finishing fifth and guaranteeing Europa League action next season.