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.