Moneybags PSG Join The Race For Mathieu Debuchy

News in the Newcastle Journal this morning, that rich French club, Paris Saint Germain, have joined the race to sign top French right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

PSG have joined English clubs Chelsea and Manchester City, as probably the three richest football clubs in the world, when they announced in May of last year, that Qatari investors had bought a controlling 70% stake in the club for around £40M.

And they started to pour big money into the club immediately, just like Manchester City did in August of 2008, when they were taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group, and Chelsea did in the summer of 2003, when they were bought by Russian Billionaire Roman  Abramovich.

In last summer’s transfer window PSG paid out over £100M for players, before they took full control of the Paris-based club, and of course we are hoping the Financial Fair Play rules for UEFA clubs, will soon stop this nonsense.

But even with former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti taking charge of the club as the new manager, and that huge investment in new players, especially for a French club, they didn’t manage to win the French title last season.

A much smaller and poorer club, Montpellier, pipped the Paris giants with their first ever French title, and we suppose PSG will just have to spend more money this summer on players, and they’ll eventually get it right. 😀

PSG can offer Lille ridiculous money for their top right-back, just like Manchester City and Chelsea before them used to do to get their targets.

And believe me, in a few years time, we will all wonder how teams like Chelsea, Manchester City and now PSG, were ever allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money on players, in both transfer fees and wages.

And we have to hope that Mathieu’s drive to play in the English Premier League is still intact, and that he really does want to join his pal, Yohan Cabaye, on Tyneside.

But his displays at the Euro 2012 are complicating things big time, and the better he plays, the worse it gets for Newcastle.


Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Jonas

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #1

    Hasn’t debuchy said he wanted to play in England, im sure he wouldn’t betray lille to go to PSG.

  • Lee Dodd

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #2

    If We can Get Him and De Jong Then We will Be a Force to reccon Within Europe next Season. But Firstly We have to keep what we have. We let go of 3 Players so need to get 3 back in then buy 3 more. We have one in already so 5 to go . As we Know From last season we will know who they are once they have signed up …. I would have Kept Danny Guthrie he did pretty well last season even on a 2 year deal he would have been worth it..

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3
  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Wigan have rejected a bid from chelsea for Victor Moses..! As if he would get a game for them

  • Nick 69

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    well if we stopped messin around with stupid bids like £4mill, maybe we could get this deal over the line ebfore the bigger clubs come sniffing. Having our cheapskate bids announced in the media will only alert bigger clubs into making their bigger bids which will be bad news for us. If we lose out on him now its nobody fault but the clubs, they have to realise we’re not always going to get top class players on the cheap

  • sevenho

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #6

    shame on this rich team, wondering when will this so called financial fair play is there in the first place. rubbish

  • GeordieToon89

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #7

    He wont go to PSG, as a business you have to try and get the best deal you start off with a bid you have a feeling will be rejected but thas always a chance then we’ll gage by they reaction how much we need to go up, weve been told today to offer around 6/6.5million and it will be accepted a personally have full faith in our current strategy.. Also on Luuk De Jong i’ve wanted him for the last 2 seasons but there is no no Twente can justify him being worth £15million.! A personally think they’ll accept around £9million cash upfront which is where we stand out from every other team including the mega rich ones

  • BigKirky

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    I wouldn’t necessarily be worried if we’ve gone in with a low offer first. I’m sure we’ll raise it, but as we know it won’t go up too much. I really hope he comes as well as De Jong. Exciting stuff.

    Just try and be confident in our system. It’s serving us well so far.

  • Matt

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #9

    I reckon debuchy wants to join us and and the club knows this hence the crap bid

  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #10

    financial fair play is as good as non existant. you think the rich clubs care? its just there in place for show. the rich clubs are too powerful that if they were kicked out from major tournaments its going to hurt badly for all the respective organizations.

    imagine champions league without Barcelona, City, Madrid, PSG.
    without the crowd pulling power of these big teams you all really think the champions league will still be running?

    LOL! about time we woke up and smelled the coffee that this financial fair play is just hot air.

  • Graeme

    Jun 19, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #11

    Must be one hell of a choice that – £200,000 PER WEEK, living in Paris against £25,000 PER WEEK and living in Newcastle!!

    And they say life is easy lol


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