News in the Newcastle Journal this morning that Newcastle will lodge a second bid for French International Mathieu Debuchy in the next day or so, and of course the 26 year-old played very well for France in the Euro 2012 tournament, and Newcastle have already had an initial offer of £4M turned down by his club Lille.
Mathieu Debuchy – still top target for Magpies
And the Journal is reporting they have inside information that Newcastle’s top three targets are Mathieu Debuchy, FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong and Ajax midfielder/defender Vurnon Anita.
We just have to hope that this information is accurate!
Newcastle are still hopping to recruit all three players, but on a budget of just £20M, and that could be difficult, because we have reported before it may take that amount to get just Debuchy and Luuk de Jong.
Newcastle are indeed interested in Ola Toivonen of PSV Eindhoven, but their interest is secondary, and Newcastle seem to definitely want to get 21 year-old Luuk de Jong to Newcastle, and have not finished their negotiations with FC Twente for the striker – according to the Journal.
And the news is that Newcastle will in all likelihood put in an improved offer in for Debuchy in the next day or so, and while this lad is not particularly young at 26, and will be offered a four year deal at Newcastle, the club believes he will significantly improve the defense, and their interest in the French International has not diminished.
And Vernun Anita seems to be the other defender Newcastle are really keen on, and of course the player is flexible in that he can also play at defensive midfield, as well as at full-back.
If this news is accurate, then it’s good news for Newcastle fans, and indeed if we can get Debuchy, de Jong and Vurnon Anita through the door this summer, and keep out other top palyers, we’ll be flying.
Howay The Lads!!