We watched the Montpellier vs Lille game last night as Montpellier got an injury time winner, to become even closer to being the French Champions.
Mathieu Debuchy – a defensive target of Newcastle?
PSG won 3-0 at home to Stade Rennes so Montpelier are three points clear on 79 points with one game to go next weekend, and both have exactly the same goal difference of +33.
So a win by Montpellier at bottom of the table AJ Auxerre next week gets them the title – and PSG are at 14th placed Lorient.
Mathieu Debuchy, Yohan’s Cabaye’s pal was playing at right back for Lille, and he had an OK game, and we think he may be one Newcastle want to bring into the club this summer.
Lille are now guaranteed a third place finish, so they get into the Champions league qualifying rounds, and Debuchy is expected to be a member of Laurent Blanc’s France side for Euro 2012, when he announces the provisional squad of French based players tomorrow.
Lille are ready to sell their right back, who has played for his home town club since January of 2004, and he since played 279 times for Lille with 17 goals, and he has three French International caps.
Debuchy will cost somewhere in the region of £6M, and that’s not out of Newcastle’s reach, as they build up their squad for the European challenge of next season.
We’re not sure if Debuchy is the one Newcastle will bring into the club if Danny Simpson leaves this summer, or whether he will be brought in regardless, to improve the Newcastle squad overall, and create more competition for places.
Alan Pardew talked on BBC Radio Five last Friday night, and said we wouldn’t have Papiss Cisse if the club hadn’t first got Demba Ba, and he said he was going to try to bring in somebody, who was close to Yohan Cabaye.
Alan Pardew is usually very quiet about transfer targets, and we wonder if Debuchy is already in the bag, so to speak, otherwise why would Pardew divulge we are interested in the French International?
Debuchy and Cabaye were best friends while playing for many seasons together at Lille, and we think Debuchy could be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle.
But we’re not sure if he will be brought in only if Danny Simpson is sold in the summer.
What do you think?