Newcastle Significantly Increase Their Bid For Mathieu Debuchy

There is a report in the Daily Mirror today, that Newcastle have made a second and much higher bid, for Lille and France right-back Mathieu Debuchy.

Debuchy in training – with good friend Yohan Cabaye on his right?

The Newcastle Journal reported yesterday that Newcastle would be making an improved bid for the player this week, so if the bid has gone in, that would not be too surprising, and it would be good news for Newcastle fans.

Due to Mathieu’s good form at the Euro 2012 tournament other clubs seem to have become interested in the player, and Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Inter Milan are just three of the other clubs said to have become interested in the 9 times capped french International.

Newcastle had an initial bid of €5M (£4M) immediately turned down by Lille, but the reports are that they have now increased that bid to €7.5M, which is around £6M, and that’s a 50% increase on their first bid.

And Lille boss Rudi Garcia, who had derided Newcastle’s first bid, has been talking again to RMC radio:

“Mathieu wants to leave. But we had no plans for him to leave. He will only leave when I have found someone equally as good to replace him. And that will cost a lot of money.”

“Mathieu is one of my key players. He sets an example, a young man who has been brought up well and gives his all for the cause.”

“My role is not to put the team in jeopardy. If we find a replacement for him of the same stature, and the right club comes in for Mathieu, then he can leave.”

That’s about what you would expect Rudi to say, as he’s naturally coming from the Lille side of things, but £6M is a decent offer from Newcastle, but we still wonder if it will be enough to close the deal – maybe not.

Debuchy is contracted to Lille until 2015, and it’s the only club he has ever played for, and as well as being a top player, he also seems to be a first class professional and a good lad, according to Rudi’s statement above.

Seems he’s right for Newcastle!

Howay The Lads!

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • conaldo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #1

    First. And I hope so.

  • conaldo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #2

    I think a player like Debuchy can give us the attacking strength that Simpson doesn’t give us.

  • BigKirky

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope so too!!

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Yer Debuchy would be a significant upgrade to Simpson if we do land him ..

    Guess all we (the fans) can do is play the waiting game and hope we get someone signed up in the next week or so

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #5

    Where is my pinch of salt

  • Cool Hand Luke

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #6

    I would say this is enough to get him over the line. Its not far off their initial valuation of the player.

  • toonydoonunder

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Can someone please clarify this transfer window as i am at a loss ,i was under the impression that it started on 1st july ending in august yet teams seem to be signing players in June. Good luck to Curtis Good he’s doing the opposite trip to what i have done i hope it works out as well for him in the Toon as it has for me and my life in Melbourne.HWTL

  • Szarka

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #8

    6 mill maybe enough, specially if he wants to leave. Hope so.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #9

    he wants to join us, its clear we are in pole for him, just need to agree a fee and we are traying to make it happen for as low bid as plausible.

  • Eyeball81

    Jun 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #10

    Fingers crossed

  • ToonMauritius

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #11

    hi lads,
    what the latest transfer news

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #13


    As far as I’m aware the transfer window opens on the 1st July but there’s nothing stopping the clubs from bidding beforehand and announcing the transfers on the 1st.

  • Spoof

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #14

    toonydoonunder, your impression is correct, new players only become official on the 1st July, but the deals and contracts can be drawn up and agreed beforehand, but the contract with the new club officially starts on the 1st, Amalfitano for example has a contract with us but he only gets paid by us from the 1st

  • Les Grossman

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #15

    I like debuchy, buyt i also think simpson took too much flak last season. Simpson is actually quite good going forward and the reason he took so much stick is that he aint the greatest defender at the back. It may have been better if HBA had helped out a bit and before that Squidward (Obatune). I like simpson and I think he is not as bad a player as some make out!
    Also a fact is that Simpson does read the game very well (When in position) How many times did he clear off the line? how many times was he last man back after a corner and broke up a swift attack……
    If you go to the matches you will see this!!

    Lets sign Debuchy and keep Simpson, both would be decent as wing ocverage as well as full back!!

    PS Food for thought…..arguably the best left winger in EPL and one of the best in the world in Gareth Bale… well did he do against us last season????? Did he even play?????

  • TorqToon

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Rough translation of the de Jong article;

    Newcastle United is working on the arrival of Luuk de Jong. Director Derk Llambias and secretary Lee Charnley traveling Friday from England to the Netherlands in the hope of reaching an agreement on a transfer of the striker from FC Twente.

    The English club already has a higher bid filed with the Tukkers, reports TC / Tubantia. The first bid from Newcastle United was eight million pounds, which has now increased to ten million pounds – the equivalent of some 12.5 million euros. The two that come to the Netherlands on behalf of the Magpies have high hopes soon to finalize the transfer.

    De Jong is not currently at FC Twente. The attacker enjoys a vacation after he and the Dutch national team in Poland and Ukraine, for the European Championships. The 21-year old forward came in the three group matches are not in action for Holland. De Jong has played seven matches, it was once he runs. For FC, he was so far 39 times more certainly in the Eredivisie.

  • Dannyo

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #17

    Hoping this happens!

  • markmac

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #18

    @16 – are you sure the last sentance has been translated lol, sounds promising! now lets hope we get them both in, tbh though im very surprised were bidding so high for de jong didnt think MA would spend so big, so quite pleasing to hear it!


  • tweaked

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #19

    if we can get this lad thru the door, we are then sitting with the future maldini & lizarazu as wing backs 😀

    champions league contention anyone?

  • HullMag6

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #20

    Let’s ‘get them over the line’ first, would still want to see the squad padded out, toivanen perhaps if he doesnt mind rotation. Another cb, dm and young development attackers.

  • HullMag6

    Jun 29, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Let’s ‘get them over the line’ first, would still want to see the squad padded out more given the amount of games, toivanen perhaps if he doesnt mind rotation. Another cb, dm and young development attackers.

  • blaydonracist

    Jun 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    We should offer them a money plus player and give them danny simpson as he has had quite a good season but is being too akward about his contract and we could do with getting rid of him


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