There is news coming from the French media that Newcastle’s right-back target Mathieu Debuchy could stay with Lille, and sign a new long term contract this summer.
Mathieu Debuchy – new long term contract offered by Lille
The 26-year-old has been Newcastle top full-back target all year, and the news is that he is keen to join his pal Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle, but it seems the former French Champions are trying to entice him to stay at Lille by offering him a new and improved long term contract.
Mathieu will at least double his wages if he joins Newcastle, and we suppose it’s worth a try for Lille to keep him at their club, where he has played for the first team since way back in 2004.
The news is coming from Lille President Michel Seydoux, who had this to say to the French media yesterday:
“Mathieu is on vacation. Let him rest. I think Mathieu is an essential element of our game and he knows it.” “We’ll see how things will slowly evolve.”
Inter Milan are also said to be interested in the 26 year-old but if Debuchy does move, it is thought that Newcastle United are the club he will join.
Yesterday Alan Pardew, the Newcastle manager, indicated he thought there would be no more than three new players arriving this summer, as he told the local press:
“I can’t see us bringing in more than three players – and a striker should come into the football club. That would be the third player.”
And we think that as well as a full back, Newcastle will be bringing in a center-back and a young striker.
So far Newcastle are said to have bid £4M for the 9 times capped French international, but are thought to be willing to go to £6M to get the right-back on Tyneside.