Carr Flys Out To Euro 2012 – Newcastle Make Move For Debuchy

News in the Newcastle Journal today that the club’s top Chief Scout Graham Carr will fly out to the Euro 2012 tournament this week,  to make a personal check on Newcastle number one target, Mathieu Debuchy.

Mathieu Debuchy waits to give press interview last week at Euro 2012

There was news over the weekend that Newcastle were moving to try to secure the French International right-back,  since his performances for France have already attracted bigger clubs like Chelsea, but the Newcastle bid of €5M was turned down by his club, Lille.

That’s how much his pal Cabaye cost Newcastle, but the club did that deal completely under the radar screen, and it seems that Debuchy’s performances art Euro 2012 may have wrecked Newcastle’s hopes of getting this player on the cheap.

Inter-Milan have also been reported to have made an initial inquiry about the player, but Newcastle believe Mathieu’s preference to come to Newcastle will see the Magpies be ultimately successful, in their bid for the top full-back. We hope so.

With Newcastle also in a much better financial position than just twelve months ago, the Newcastle hierarchy believe they can offer the 26 year-old a very decent financial package, which will at least double the wages he is getting at the former French Champions.

Debuchy is very much like Yohan Cabaye, and he is a down-to-earth family man with a young 5 year-old son Lucas, and maybe Yohan’s description of life at Newcastle could sway his French International colleague.

Carr will travel to Poland and Ukraine to watch him play next week, assuming that France make it through to the quarter final stages of the tournament tomorrow night.

Football Secretary Lee Charnley is also due back in the UK today from vacation, and Newcastle will start getting serious about some of their transfer targets later this week, and it seems that Debuchy is the number one priority at the moment.

If Newcastle can get Debuchy to Tyneside,  it would abe a terrific first major signing for the club this summer, and it seems that Newcastle are still fairly confident they can do just that.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far


    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Things I know about Newcastle’s transfer dealing
    1. They are done behind closed doors and arent made public until almost done (barring the Mail who last summer had pretty reliable info on matters)
    2. Widely pushed players in newspapers rarely happen and are often not even targetted

    So will this knowledge I am highly confident that Debuchy will be a NUFC player next season……yeah

  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #2

    We’ve got Spurs at SJP!

  • LewSpi

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Here are Newcastle United’s fixtures for Premier League season 2012-2013

    18 Tottenham (H)
    25 Chelsea (A)
    1 Aston Villa (H)
    15 Everton (A)
    22 Norwich (H)
    29 Reading (A)
    6 Man Utd (H)
    20 Sunderland (A)
    27 West Brom (H)
    3 Liverpool (A)
    10 West Ham (H)
    17 Swansea (H)
    24 Southampton (A)
    27 Stoke (A)
    1 Wigan (H)
    8 Fulham (A)
    15 Man City (H)
    22 QPR (H)
    26 Man Utd (A)
    29 Arsenal (A)
    1 Everton (H)
    12 Norwich (A)
    19 Reading (H)
    29 Aston Villa (A)
    2 Chelsea (H)
    9 Tottenham (A)
    23 Southampton (H)
    2 Swansea (A)
    9 Stoke (H)
    16 Wigan (A)
    30 Man City (A)
    6 Fulham (H)
    13 Sunderland (H)
    20 West Brom (A)
    27 Liverpool (H)
    4 West Ham (A)
    12 QPR (A)
    19 Arsenal (H)

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Spurs then chelski first two games
    tough start, but will give us an indication of where we will be next season
    oh and the europa league qualifier is somewhere in between those two games.. ouch

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Spurs at home first game then not too bad considering they’re losing their best players loll.. Chelsea away could be another good on if the new players they’ve signed might not settle straight away

  • ochytoon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Glad we’ve got Everton early, could pick up 3 points there as they usually have a shakey start. Feel really bad for Southampton. Man Utd, City and Arsenal in their first six games.

  • davo

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Can you imagine the hype if we win our first two games against tough opponents? Hold me back with excitement!

  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Can’t see us losing any of these matches 😉


    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #9

    please think about europa league games between these fixtures it will be one hell of season and o I forgot add fa cup and capital one cup between them wow

  • TorqToon

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #10

    And sept 22nd we get to welcome Hoots back to SJP !

  • Rowan Milsted

    Jun 18, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #11

    Good work LewSpi. I’m glad we’ve got Spurs and Chelsea early, they could both be unsettled. Everton early is good news too. Our run in is much more forgiving than last season.

  • DraperNUFC10

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    follow me on twitter @daniel_draper95, i’ll follow back 🙂 HWTL

  • Jonty

    Jun 18, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #13

    Back to the story about Carr flying out to watch Debuchy. This was in ‘The Journal’ this morning and if you think about it what a load of bollocks. Carr knows all about him, why would he need to go and watch him again? It is no secret that Newcastle want to sign him so why would they be still scouting him? Carr may well be going out to the Championships but I reckon Newcastle know exactly who they want to sign this summer.


    Jun 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #14

    It may be that Carr is not scouting but travelling out to close a Deal.

    But there,s so many crap stories being published in the Papers in the last week or so. It,s difficult what to believe.

    Newcastle, i believe, know exactly what they are doing, and we won,t hear about any deals done until they are definite
    Who knows maybe an agreement has already been arranged!

    I like the fact that we are in the dark and are not giving too much away!

  • Sazzer

    Jun 18, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Might check out Gebre Selassie or close the deal on Debuchy or just enjoy the Euros. Maybe start talking with players that are leaving the Euros now (Affellay/De Jong). Except from not many players left that looks like potential target on our side.

    Interesting start of the season. Hopefully Tottenham struggle with new manager and Chelsea haven’t find out how to play together just yet.

  • Munster Mag

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Its not necessarily true about our secrecy and deals. Demba Ba’s signing was well flagged last season. I dont think Santon came out of the blue either?

  • arctoa

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #17

    I wouldn’t read too much into those fixtures; the only ones that’ll remain reliable are the opening and closing games and the ones clumped around Christmas and Easter. All the rest are subject to significant change by television demands and by cup involvement!

  • ronjohno

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #18

    I find it hard to believe that Carr is only now going to check on Debuchy.
    By all other accounts Carr has watched the player for over 2 years and it is already on his recommendation that the player is being talked about.

  • arctoa

    Jun 18, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #19

    I read somewhere that Mandzukic is available on a free; could be him? There’re any number of players who are worth looking at, though. I doubt he’s just going to check on Debuchy.


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