There’s some very good news in the Newcastle Journal today.
Mathieu Debuchy waits for press conference yesterday in Donetsk
Is he also waiting to sign for Newcastle?
And it’s about French right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who had a good game against England on Monday night, and looked a very accomplished player.
The Journal is suggesting Debuchy is very keen to join Newcastle, and the Tyneside club have already opened negotiations for the right back, and they want to double the Frenchman’s wages to get him to Tyneside.
Mathieu seems an overwhelming favorite with our readers, and of course if he’s anything like his pal, Yohan Cabaye, he will be a huge hit at Newcastle.
We have to hope that Yohan is fully involved in persuading Debuchy to join him at Newcastle, although the news over the last couple of months is that Mathieu has always been keen to join Yohan at Newcastle.
And the Journal are reporting that news again today, that he has told Cabaye more than once, that he is very keen to join Newcastle United.
And Newcastle’s performance last season in finishing 5th top of the Premier League and above current European Champions Chelsea, and above five times European Champions Liverpool, can only help the Tyneside club in their quest for Debuchy.
Newcastle believe they would have already had the deal signed, sealed and delivered, if Bacary Sagna hadn’t broken his leg and Debuchy was thrust into prominence in France’s right-back spot.
Newcastle have opened negotiations for the player, but they cannot agree a fee with Lille, and we think that could be the problem, with Newcastle unwilling to match the £8M valuation that Lille have put on their long serving right-back..
And news that Inter Milan have become very interested in signing the Frenchman, news that has not been welcomed by Newcastle.
There are some reports in France that claim there is a release fee in Debuchy’s contract but that hardly seems the case, otherwise Newcastle would have done the deal by now, and not be negotiating a fee with Lille.
Newcastle will not conclude any deals until the end of the Euro 2012 Championships on July 1st, and that nicely coincides with what Mathieu Debuchy said yesterday – that he will make no decisions on his future until after the tournament.
We have to hope that Newcastle can agree a fee with Lille for the player, and maybe they could agree some money down, and then extra payments depending on how many times Debuchy plays in the Newcastle first team.
What do you think?