Matthieu Debuchy To Tell His Club He Wants To Join Newcastle


There’s no good news on Newcastle’s pursuit if Luuk de Jong or Douglas this morning, and Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley left Holland yesterday with no deals signed for Newcastle.

Mathieu Debuchy – wants to join Newcastle – that’s a good start

But there could be better news this week, with one of  our other top targets  Matthieu Debuchy,  because there is news he is expected to tell Lille he wants to join  Newcastle, and he’s expected to do that before the end of the week.

Newcastle lodged an increased bid of £6M for the French International  last Friday, and we’ve heard precious little about that since then.

That’s because the next day, there was news that Derek LLambias and Lee Charnley were in Holland trying to wrap up the deals for both de Jong and Douglas, and unfortunately that’s come up short.

Getting Debuchy to Newcastle may also prove difficult, because Lille will remember getting only €5M for Yohan Cabaye, who has become a top French International since coming to Tyneside last June, and the French club will want to make sure they get their moneys worth for Debuchy.

That’s also what’s causing Twente to want more money for their players, because we got Cheick Tiote from them only two summers ago for £3.5M, and how much is he worth today?

So Newcastle’s past successes in the transfer market are making it more difficult these days to get good deals, but that’s also to be expected, and we think Mike Ashley and Derek LLambias will still want top deals.

But it may be that the top deals of the future are bringing in some top class younger players,  when they are still under the radar screen of top clubs.

We are hopeful of getting Mathieu Debuchy to Tyneside, and he will return form his holiday later this week, and has a meeting arranged with Lille officials.

But again the problem could be the fee, and we don’t think Lille will simply accept the new and improved £6M bid – they will want more, and they will probably hope that other clubs like Chelsea will come into the action,  and create a public auction.

And that’s the last thing Newcastle will want – but we are still hopeful that Mathieu will arrive, because he seems very keen to come to Tyneside.

However,  The Journal is reporting today that since Debuchy has been such a good servant of the club, having played for the first team since 2004, they will not make it difficult, and if that’s true Newcastle may even have an easy passage with Debuchy.

We certainly hope so, because he would be a fantastic acquisition for Newcastle United.

What do you think?

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63 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Nice article Ed, need to get rid of this doom and gloom. The boy Debuchy is statistically the best RB in the french League. And unlike Simpson can actually back that claim up with his ability.

    I am so predictable.

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  • Teamstoof

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Schalke have confirmed the signing of Swiss international winger Tranquillo Barnetta on a 3-year deal. Free transfer from Bayer Leverkusen.

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  • Teamstoof

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Thought we still had him locked away in a hotel in jesmond

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  • check the toastie

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #4

    And personally think Perch would do a good job at CB if played with Saylor or Douglas, next to Collo though they lack a little presence. Willo should be 5th choice IMO.

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  • Shola Hater

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #5

    No Prizes for Guessing

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  • Shola Hater

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #6

    hello guys

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #7

    Teamstoof…To be fair, he probably needed a transfer to pay the ongoing hotel bill. He’ll be working for free at this rate 🙂

    Check @4…..Have no problem with Perch at CB after last season’s performance, but he does lack presence in the air, which can be a problem.

    Different games, different tactics.

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  • pieceofpapiss

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Debuchy and Douglas would be great business, still need another striker.
    I just wonder where Pardew is going to focus his efforts next season. Obviously the league is a priority but which of the 3 cups (FA, League, Europa) do we push for?
    Personally, Europa cup is the one to go for. The majority of our players have experience playing against continental opponents, but the downside of that is the length of the campaign. Will it burn us out towards the end of the season?

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry ibiza my phone crashed and I didn’t complete my full post but here it is again (just read after Douglas)

    Ibiza we have found middle ground! We don’t need 10 first teamers just 2 or 3. It would be nice to have loads of signings but its not needed.

    In truth and IMO we only need 2 first team players to add to the starting 11. I’d say a RB to take us to the next level and a CM to evolve our tactics and formation.

    De Jong seems a luxury buy to me and Douglas seems an odd deal too. We need players to push the starting 11 and make an impact when called upon not to upset the apple cart by complaining that thief not playing enough which is a problem when you ave internationals sitting on the bench which Douglas and De Jong would probably do a lot in all honesty (sitting not complaining).

    It’s good to have a football manager team filled with stars but in reality we need to look at Arsenal who are not filled with stars but great youngsters that can do a great job coming off the bench and push the senior players all the way and don’t mind being a sub.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #10

    Hi Indian.

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  • Shola Hater

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #11

    hello

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  • Teamstoof

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    @Ibizatoon
    Yeah you are probably right.. But find it strange tahat we didnt try to get him for free, would be one of those deals that has Ashleys name on it

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Valci

    Re last post

    All last week I really thought I wanted De Jong but now I think the 10 million could be better spent. Yeah he could be worth 30 million in the future but why not use that 10 million to buy 2 really exciting youth propects from elsewhere. Not only would that add depth the potential for return is double.

    Also I still don’t think rangers career is over at ST James park.

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  • Twatter

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #14

    Just reading the last article’s comments and I must say a few of you are on cloud cuckoo land. To say it’s not a big deal when we’ve already lost Best, Guthrie and Lovenkrands and are going to be playing almost twice as many matches this year is ridiculous. Our squad was always small, now it’s even smaller. You might say I’m just being negative but we can’t rely on reserve players to make up the rest of our squad, it’s just pathetic. I just hope we get some players in fast.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #15

    Teamstoof….Yes and No. It’s not really a position we’re actively trying to fill, especially not at his level or wages. Shame, a good player.

    Hater….Come on now, hate’s a bit strong, surely?

    Beattie…Indeed. It is the Arsenal model we’re following after all, not the Man City disaster (Que abuse along the lines of – “What, winning the league type of disaster”) 🙂

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  • Hencha Boii

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #16

    Personally feel the Debuchy deal is already done, here’s hoping!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #17

    I get that we need new players, but an awful lot we’ve yet to really see in any serious sustained action. or who have been long term injuries

    Amaltifano
    Vuksic
    Abeid
    Ferguson
    Marveux
    Obertan (the jury’s out)
    Saylor
    Sameobi
    Gosling (not a fan of, but he’s here)
    * * * * *
    Campbell
    Streete

    That’s 12 just there and it sounds like Debuchy and Douglas could be on the way.

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #18

    Check,

    Perch was poor as a CB but he has done the job as a DM. He’s a good alternative if Tiote or Cabaye out for something.

    About Debuchy: Sing him, sing him, sing him.
    That will be the end of Simmo’s first team career, but I dont care.

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  • martoon

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #19

    Shola – you should have followed the trend and been ‘Shola Hater (the poster formerly know as Indian Magpie)’

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #20

    @Twatter

    The window has just opened … lots of time left.
    No need to panic.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Twatter…No one is saying it’s a good idea not to bring in any players, just not to expect a starter for each player that has left, who were not starters anyway.

    We clearly need some depth, that is there for all to see, but these fantasy wish lists are just not going to come through imo.

    We’re one or two starters away from a really great team and then the squad needs padding out, but this wont all happen this summer.

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  • Twatter

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Not panicking, just talking sense.

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #23

    Let’s get him over the line sharpish.

    And a repost

    Douglas > smokescreen for pieters
    (As that trail has gone eerily quiet)

    But then again I’d take both. So if I use my managerial logic we’d need fb, 2x cb, box to box mid, winger and 2 fwd/st to have a truly competitive squad.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Martoon…Indians a trend setter 🙂

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  • HullMag6

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #25

    Let’s get him over the line sharpish.

    And a repost

    Douglas > smokescreen for pieters
    (As that trail has gone eerily quiet)

    But then again I’d take both. So if I use my managerial logic we’d need fb, 2x cb, box to box mid, winger and 2 fwd/st to have a truly competitive squad.
    If this double posts, grrr android.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #26

    Ibiza not just man city.

    It’s good to have competition but at what price?

    Every year Chelsea, man ure, Liverfool and spuds have discontent and disharmony. Our team is built on spirit and team work and to throw a spanner into those works would be suicide.

    I’d rather have Debuchy and Anita and then 5 or 6 19-21 year olds all fighting and growing together than internationals frustrated on the bench. Remember the abuse Ba got away at Swansea when he stormed off after being substitutes. The doom and gloom crew would have a field day

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #27

    Twatter…We cleared this up last night. There is only one person who talks sense on here and that’s Ketsbaia

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #28

    Debuchy, M’Biwa and Gameiro would cover everything nicely.

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #29

    _____________Krul
    Debuchy, Saylor/Douglas, Colo, Santon
    _____Cabaye, Tiote, Marveaux
    HBA_________________Ba
    ___________Cisse

    Subs.: Elliott, Raylor, Fergusson, Perch, Jonas, Obertan, Gosling, Amalfitano, Vuckic, Shola + 1 new (young) forward

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  • Spoof

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #30

    From the little I have seen of Douglas it would be a case of who plays alonside him, Saylor or Colo, he really does look that good from what I have seen.
    Many Dutch fans were moaning about Fifa’s 5 year residence rule, he had a Dutch passport before the Euro’s but still could not play for them due to this rule, to most of the Dutch fans [not just the Twente fans] he is the best Dutch CB by the proverbial mile, either Colo or Saylor would be second choice, nice problem for Pardew

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #31

    I’d forgotten about Perch and raylor too!!

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #32

    Beattie….Agreed. Nothing like replacing half your squad in one summer to upset the whole thing!

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  • jesperfuglsang

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #33

    Repost

    Ed, this is just my opinion, but there has been no confirmed news or any indications that we have lodged a £ 5 mil for Douglas.

    And with Douglas wanting Dutch citizenship and therefor has to wait until late August to join us, I think we are looking elsewhere 🙂

    Just my opinion, but I can assure you it is just a profound as the lazy journos’ 😉 lol

    I think we might go for him next summer for free 😉

    Debuchy, Good and Hoillet will arrive I think. I don’t know what they will do for a CB or CM, but I don’t think we will sign an expensive forward.

    …we might go for a U21; just a hunch 😉

    Any thoughts?

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #34

    Perch & Raylor both can do a job, but we don’t want to see them starting EPL games.

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  • Twatter

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #35

    If the squad isn’t going to be padded out this summer, when will it? And if you think it isn’t, why was it wise to sell existing and already experienced squad players like Best etc.? I know he’s not a worldbeater but people are overhyping these young players who have only played a few games between them. We cannot and should not be relying on youngsters.. I just pray we get lots of players in. Need lots of defensive backup including LB cover which hardly anyone seems to have mentioned.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #36

    Any thoughts? – stop reposting.

    We all read it in the last article.

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  • Shola Hater

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #37

    Dijon MF Benjamin Corgnet says on twitter he’ll join Lyon – despite interest from #CFC & #LFC – because he thinks he’ll play regularly there

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #38

    Jesper….I hope I didn’t make you lose faith in Messi’s arrival?

    My thoughts are that I have no idea who we’re actually after or who we can actually bring in.

    I do think decent FB’s and CB’s are being looked at and that they want some young, but pushing the starters CM’s and CF’s.

    The rest will be young lads with a bright future in black and white stripes imo.

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  • Hatem's better than Messi

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #39

    Butterfield has gone to Norwich – compensation due to Barnsley. This lad looks decent. Shame.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jul 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #40

    Did u really have to change your name to that Indian? Bit sad isn’t it?

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