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Are Newcastle In The Lead For French International Defender?

8:14 am, Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Mathieu Debuchy had a good game against England on Monday night, but we hope he doesn’t play too well for France for the rest of the tournament.

Mathieu Debuchy - nothing happening until after Euros

There are at least  reasons for that.

First of all his transfer price will go up, and secondly there could be other clubs come after the Lille right back, following the tournament.

It would appear that Newcastle are in the lead for his signature, we hope Newcastle are in the lead for his signature, but not surprisingly he’s not going to move anywhere until the Euro 2012 Championships conclude on July 1st.

This is what Mathieu said yesterday in L’Equipe.:

“Right now, I’m focused on the Euros.”  “I have wishes, but we will discuss them later.”

The 26-year-old, according to his friend, French team-mate and former Lille team-mate Yohan Cabaye, is very keen to join him on Tyneside, so maybe that’s one of his wishes.

Newcastle Chief Scout Graham Carr was at the England game on Monday, to run the rule over the France right-back, but of course Graham has watched him many times over the last two or three years, as he also scouted Yohan Cabaye, before the French International joined Newcastle last summer.

One potential problem with the Debuchy deal, is what Lille will be asking for their star full-back, with the French club valuing the player at around £8M, and Newcastle’s valuation being closer to £6M.

And we know that Newcastle will not pay over the odds for any player these days.

France will play host country Ukraine in the next game in Group D on Friday, and the Ukraine are currently top of the group having beaten Sweden 2-1, with two great headed goals from captain Andriy Shevchenko.

England will take on Sweden in the later game on Friday, and we’ve always had trouble  with Sweden, for some  reason.

On the transfer front, it would be great to have Debuchy join Newcastle early next month, and we are hoping Newcastle are in the lead for this player.

But news today that Inter-Milan, Bayern Munich and other big clubs in Europe, may be coming after Debuchy.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target · Yohan Cabaye



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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ryan_toon // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    1st!
    AND I WANT HIM IN THE TEAM.
    He looked real good in the game vs England.

  • 2 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Sorry repost on fraser

    Hopefully thats celtic out of the running then and we can start a bit of a bidding war in the prem with qpr intrested and havent west ham released rob green? Schwazers gettin on at fulham and maybe even villa was the a rumour bout shay wanting to move on?

    As for debuchy hope france get knocked out the group stages so we can announce him at the end of next week!!

  • 3 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM

    ya toon down south agree with you hope France loose and go out of euro has early has possible

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Where does it say anywhere that we are leading the way!!!
    Another sensationalist headline.

  • 5 Whoarya.com // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    He would be brilliant for us but if his price rises due to great play in this tournament we won’t be paying over the odds so lets hope he has 2 quiet games and France go out?

    Sorry Le Toon players

  • 6 redondo77 // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    I’d rather spend money on him than Anita, if it’s the same amount.

  • 7 Slank // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    Whoarya.com

    Yes, Newcastle will not pay over their estimation of a players worth but they are prepared to pay large amounts for the right player example Cisse.

    Newcastle know that any player they have been scouting for awhile who does well in these international games will see the asking price increase. However, that doesn’t mean that Newcastle throw away all the scouting work they have done if they feel that this player is the one they want.

    Remember Newcastle does not need to sell in order to buy. The club is financially doing pretty well and is likely to get better.

  • 8 toonincheek // Jun 13, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    I thought he had a release clause of €8 million, not £8 million.
    Still, that doesn’t stop someone bidding more than that.

  • 9 JDdubai // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    Nothing new in this story, headline says we lead the way, no reasons given in the article, why put it out if there is nothing new to say???

  • 10 bristolmagpie // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Shocking headline again. Stop making up headlines to get us to read the stories. This website has become poor. Last time I will visit here again

  • 11 Spoof // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Rotonda heights, if he has told his best m8 that he wants to join him at Newcastle then we are leading the way, after all we are his preferred choice

  • 12 Eyeball81 // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Bristolmag….grow

  • 13 Eyeball81 // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Hahah damn phone…grow up mate…its a blog..where we can discuss anything and everything to do with our club…Eds not a journo…he’s simply getting the ball rolling for us to do just that

  • 14 renzo // Jun 13, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    i really like the czech ful back selassi – could be a good move dont think he will cost much -

  • 15 wynsleap // Jun 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    bristolmagpie @ 10 – this headline was in Newcastle’s Journal newspaper this morning.
    Ed is neither sensationalising it or making it up.
    As usual he is giving fans a platform for current news to be debated on.
    Calm down man – it’s not good for you!

  • 16 wynsleap // Jun 13, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    renzo @ 14 – good call.




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