Newcastle To Ramp Up Efforts This Week For Debuchy


Last Sunday at this time we were hoping by now that Newcastle could have brought one of their top three targets – Mathieu Debuchy, Luuk de Jong and Douglas – to Tyneside, but the only real successes last week was selling Leon Best and Fraser Forster, to Blackburn and Celtic respectively for a total of £5M, bringing in top 18 year old Gael Bigirimana from Coventry City for around £1M, and getting James Tavernier to sign a new three year deal.

Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle number one target now

And we didn’t really expect too much last week on Mathieu Debuchy, since he was on holiday and only returned in the last couple of days, and the next step is that he’s expected to tell his club Lille that he wants to join the Magpies.

But it could be that Lille will not sell the 26 year-old until they have brought in a  suitable  replacement, and  Newcastle still have to agree a fee with Lille, which is always step one in any transfer deal.

But it seems Newcastle will now turn their attention in trying to get a major success in the transfer market in the coming week, with no major success in the transfer market to date.

And probably the next step to get Debuchy is to increase the previous offer of £4M up to around £6M – something we were supposed to have done about a week ago.

But the news is that no agreement has yet been reached with Lille on a fee, and surely Newcastle will now try to get that agreement, before other clubs said to be interested – like Inter-Milan for example –  come into the fray.

Alan Pardew will want to try to get as many players as possible in this month, so they have time to settle in and be part of the side that starts the season on August 18th,  in what will be a vital first three weeks of the season.

Newcastle will be playing Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the first two Premier League games, and we also have to play the two play-off games,  to qualify for the Europa League group stages.

It would be a tragedy if Newcastle don’t get through that tie – and since Luuk de Jong seems to want to join Borrusia Monchengladbach,  and Douglas is not available to play at Newcastle until the end of August – even if  we sign him, Mathieu Debuchy seems to be the number one target right now.

Maybe we can get him signed this week – and if we don’t – it should not be for the want of trying.

Here’s hoping.

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98 comments so far

  • i Toon

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    got a gut feeling he will join this week

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  • Beardo

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Everything’s dragging on and on…… and on. Not the well oiled machine of last summer. 🙁

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  • siqkicks

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    been going on for too long. Get him signed. 7 mil tops. hopefully we get guidetti or luis castag too and we’ll be more or less settled until dougie comes in.

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  • toonbarmy1984

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Is anyone else starting to get worried that we might get cought short again. A part of me has a lot of confidence in AP MA DL but another part of me is starting to get worried

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  • toonbarmy1984

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    Is anyone else starting to get worried that we might get cought short again. A part of me has a lot of confidence in AP MA DL but another part of me is starting to get worried ????

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  • Solaidback

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #6

    If Lille won’t release him until they get a replacement, wouldn’t it be easier for them to get a replacement if they could pay cash upfront, which they would have if they sold Debucy to the Toon, as we’d be paying cash upfront to get him, so Lille would then be able to buy a replacement no problem 🙂 just a thought you understand 🙂

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #7

    Trust me Lille will have a replacement in waiting.

    Nobody is so naieve as to not consider the fact that a certain player may leave.

    It’ll be sorted in the week. Newcastle will conclude negotiations with Lille once Lille have opened up negotiations with whomever!

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  • Belly

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #8

    I think he’ ll be throught the door this week and maybe another signing too hopefully John Guidetti, he looks like a real player that could light up the prem. by the end of the coming week everything will be in good shape. 🙂

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  • geordielad123

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Since there looking for a replacement what a bout 5mil + simmo

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  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #10

    ——————–Krul———————-
    Debuchy—Colo—Douglas—Santon
    ——————–Tiote———————
    HBA————Cabaye———–Hoilett
    ———-Ba—————-Cisse———–

    My team for 2012/13, what do you think? Is it possible?

    Debuchy – £6M
    Douglas – £5M
    Hoilett – Free (£5M compensation)
    C. Good – £300K
    Anita – £3M

    Transfers In: £19.3M

    Best – £3M
    Forster – £2M
    Simpson – £5M

    Transfers Out: £10M

    Champion’s League Place? FA Cup? League Cup? Or Europa League Trophy?

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  • toonLYF

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #11

    on last thread comments – WE DON’T NEED A TOP FIRST TEAM CB FFS!!!

    bring Debuchy in, replace Ba if he goes, other than that we need support and young talent to fill out position depth, been saying it for weeks, i hate how everyone wants this player and that player, regardless of situations, you’s are like Freddie fcuking Shepard

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  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #12

    If Twente are asking for £16,000,000 then 20% of that goes to De Jong, they pocket £12,800,000 SO why the f#%k won’t they accept a £12,000,000 bid with a few add ons from us if De Jong agrees to waver his 20% of the fee payday (which he’s clearly willing to do!)

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  • Lee Dodd

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #13

    This Will be The Week We Spend a Few Bob !!!!!!

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #14

    Can I ask everyone, where will Guidetti play?

    Considering we played much better with the 4-3-3 last season, surely this is the way to go. And cisse will be first choice CF. Guidetti cant play anywhere other than CF, certainly not on the wing which didnt work perfectly with Ba last season so why do people think Guidetti or even de Jong are necessities if Ba stays?

    We need creativity and pace, something that was lacking last season. If HBA gets injured who do we have…….Marveaux if fit but no guarantee of that, Jonas is not good enough to play on the wing in a 4-3-3, leaving…….no one. Personally i think we need to be focussing on creativity ahead of a CF.

    Debuchy and Douglas also needed obviously, but 2 wingers would be important also.

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  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #15

    Lee Dodd we all said that exact same thing last weekend!

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  • HarryHarrison

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #16

    JDdubai because of the simple fact that the AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS is in January maybe!!!? :O duhhhhh

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  • The Latics

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #17

    How does it feel to be relegated becausee i don’ know what it feels like

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #18

    toon lyf…
    disagree … a top class dominating centre back is just what we need …are you forgetting norwich game …you have to cater for injuries and suspensions ..and replacements are not good enough

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  • Belly

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #19

    ———————KRUL———————-
    DEBUCHY-COLO-SAYLOR-SANTON

    —-CABAYE—–TIOTE—–JONAS—-

    ——-HBA——-CISSÉ—-GUIDETTI–

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  • The Latics

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #20

    debuchy is a waste of money

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  • The Latics

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    just like luuk de jong

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  • The Latics

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #22

    You probably cant afford him

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  • toonLYF

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #23

    IMO this is what it will look like next season, gonna be realistic unlike 80% on this site

    ———————-Krul———————-

    -Debuchy—-S.Taylor—–Coloccini—-Santon-

    —————-Cabaye—–Tiote—————

    -Ben Arfa—————————-Marveaux-

    ——————Cisse—–Ba——————

    all french international right side, Ba and Cisse up-top together and in a more advanced 4-4-2 so we can maintain that attacking style. Tiote constantly holding allowing Cabaye to roam which was so deadly last season, in event of this due to the advanced wingers and 2 upfront, one can be sacraficed as Cabaye comes forward, meaning Either Marv or Guti, depending on who’s on the left wing, can drop into a more central roll to cover up. WAY FORWARD.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #24

    If we do sign a CB we need to sell Williamson.

    He will not only stunt the progress of our youth but he is simply not good enough an with a commanding CB and young replacement or 2 will be enough. We may have good, we already have Streete and with Perch who can do a job there where does Williamson come in?

    I hope Swansea do bid for him and if we could get £2 million that would be great business!

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  • peterrwrightt

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Bloody Marveauxlous
    all possible apart from Hoilett

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  • toonLYF

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #26

    outsidethebox, we have 2, taylor and colo, bringing in a 3rd would cause problems, truth is, only the very big clubs can have very big players on the bench, we aren’t in that position yet.

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #27

    You guys and your predictive teams!

    Here’s mine:

    ——————-Krul—————
    Debuchy-Saylor-Colo-Santon
    ——-Wanyama-Tiote———–
    —————–Cabaye————
    Hba

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #28

    You guys and your predictive teams!

    Here’s mine:

    ——————-Krul—————
    Debuchy-Saylor-Colo-Santon
    ——-Wanyama-Tiote———–
    —————-Cabaye————
    Hba—————————Hoilett
    —————-Cisse—————

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  • outsidethebox

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #29

    from previous posts
    predictive team for first game
    krull
    debuchy saylor collo santon
    ben arfa cabaye tiote gutti
    cisse ba

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #30

    JDDubai

    I agree with you (sort of) in a way here. I think it would be better if we looked at players who have the flexibility to play wide or upfront hence my choices would be Junior Hoilett & Hueng Min-Son as both are young, versatile, skilful players with pace who could add something to us alot next season and many years to come. Son would also be a great signing as he would open the Asian market up for us.

    Sign: Debuchy: £6M, Douglas: £5M, Matuidi or Anita: £6M, Son: £7M & Hoilett: £4-5M + Good: £400K
    Total: £29.4M – £3M (Best) + £2M (Forster) + £3.5M(Simpson) = £20.9M + £1M (Bigirimana) = £22M Approx.

    Bit over budget but for sure worth it to take us to the next level.

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  • onepeterb

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Just returned from holiday in Italy. Pink sports paper gazette di sport?? Reporting that inter had bid €8m for debuchy

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  • magicbus

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #32

    Hoilett no ty just a greedy tw@t

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  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #33

    If of course the Douglas deal proves to complicated then Sakho if available would be my choice ahead of him anyway.

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  • jimmymagpie

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Beattie @ 20 – agree 100%, and don’t forget Curtis Good is on his way.

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  • nufc_eire

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #35

    I think we should forget about douglas and concentrate on getting sakho and good in. For the few extra million it would cost it’d be worth it

    Heres a good video of sakho and how he defends

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmRHhjKq83M&feature=related

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  • geordielad123

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #36

    ——————-krul—————-
    Debuchy-Saylor-Colo-Santon
    Bigiramana
    Cabaye—–Tiote
    HBA
    Cisse—Ba
    My team for next season realistic and allows HBA to play central or drift onto left or right wing!

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  • nufc_eire

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #37

    And also sell williamson if this happens.

    Would anybody on here sell gutierrez and how much do you think we could get for him? Seems expensive to have him since it looks like he wont be on the starting XI anymore

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  • davybtoon

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #38

    why ppl calling hoilett greedy for wanting 50k aweek he is easily worth 50k aweek

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  • bambams

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #39

    I belive the club will have done the homework well in advance in relation to debuchy. I expect to see him by tuesday

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  • wynsleap

    Jul 8, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #40

    The season is just six weeks away.
    We have lost Best, Forster, Lovenkrands, Kadar, Smith and Guthrie from our squad and currently all we have brought in a bright young lad from Coventry and a promising reserve French midfielder.
    Add to the fact we have Europe to enter this season and it is starting to become a worry. Whatever others think on here we do need a further good central defender, possibly another top midfielder (eg. who’s going to adequately fill in if Tiote or Cabaye (or God forbid both) are ever out?) and a quality striker – two if Ba departs.
    And that’s not forgetting if Simpson goes we also have to get Debuchy (or another) in.
    Six weeks and counting. Just hope Ashley doesn’t blow this chance of taking us to the next level although nothing he does (or doesn’t do) would surprise me.
    A lot of work to be done and a lot of nail biting ahead.

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