Mathieu Debuchy Offered New Improved Contract To Stay At Lille


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.

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31 comments so far

  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    All I have to say is

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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  • Papiss_Myself

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2

    I can’t take this anymore. I might just stick my head in the sand, not read any newspapers or this blog and when the transfer window closes have a look and see whats happened just to save my sanity.

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  • JDdubai

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew said Ba wants assurances of a more striking role next season, basically to stay. This is where things can go wrong. If we think we play better football and look a better side with a 4-3-3 with Cabaye controlling the game and Cisse as the CF, then changing that to keep 1 player happy will damage the team if he reverts back to 4-4-2 to put Ba as CF.

    He doesn’t want to play wide left any more, so shud b on the bench or play in Europa matches to rest Cisse.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Its ok papiss ketsbaia says we’re getting cissokho and his word is golden

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Bad news…

    But if we’ll sing Holliett…

    _________Krul
    Santon, Saylor, Colo, Jonas
    __Cabaye, Tioté, Holliett
    HBA, Cissé, Ba

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #6

    my top 10 favourite goals last season
    10.ameobi against spurs
    9.Ben arfa goal against bolton
    8.Ryan Taylor volley against everton
    7.cisse loft goal against swansey
    6.guti goal against wolves at st James park
    5.Ryan Taylor free kick against mackem s
    4.ameobi last minute goal against mackem s
    3.Ben arfa goal against bolton
    2.cisse second goal against chelsea
    1.Ben arfa goal against blackburn

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  • Dannyo

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #7

    3 more players? Thats nice, we’ll be good for cover then. And i like AP saying we wont fo over the top for first team players. We actually have a pretty big group of young players rearing to go aswell.

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  • Valci

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda and Cwarr from previous post:

    Right because Milan play hoofball for Ibra (1,95m) right? … And also, Arsenal are gonna be playing hoofball now that they bought Giroud(1,92m) right?? … seems to me that this is narrow-mindedness at it’s best. Seems like an english obsession to me … and i mean no offense but saying that you can only play hoofball with a powerful striker is indeed narrow minded.

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  • Geordie-Jake

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #9
  • Valci

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #10

    In fact i would go so far as to say that strikers that are good in the air offer a bonus to ones that are only good on the ground. And if you’re telling me a player like Ibrahimovic is not good on the ground i’ll stop watching football cause i obviously don’t get it. Carroll himself has started to show improvement in the ground game and i’m sure he will further improve given that he is only 23.

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  • Sheikh MagToon

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #11

    There’s no chance of him signing an improved contract in France unless he fancies paying 75% (yes 75%) of it back to the French government in tax. He’d be mad to do so.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #12

    Would be disappointed not to get him, but would prefer to see Santon at right back, if we get a good left back, as he didnt look a good defender at left back, although improving. This is dragging too long, a bit like De Jong….

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #13

    @valci those two strikers are far better than Carroll with their feet. And we have proven we seem to revert to Hoofball when a big striker is available. Im not narrow minded Im realistic and going from past experience

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Mark in Hngary, Jonas is not a talented left back. Thats a non runner mate.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #15

    AAnd i know you can hoof it up to a small pacey strikers too but its better to pop a quick through ball to a guy like that which is why it doesn’t happen so often

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  • Valci

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #16

    Cwarr – they are better but also older. Like with any craft through training and hard work you can learn. Carroll has started to show that he is willing to put in that work. The fact that other players seem to revert to that if a big striker is available is their own fault not the striker’s. It’s up to the manager to teach though.

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  • RonVanDam

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #17

    What are we doing wrong that none of our main targets are able to cross the line? 1st it was De Jong then Douglas now this guy

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  • Beattie25

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #18

    Nothing but a last ditch attempt to retain him or a false sentiment to the Lille fans to show them that the management is doing ‘all it can’ to keep him!

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  • Valci

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #19

    And there’s nothing wrong with crossing btw. Having a good passing game with fast wingers that can cross is not what i would call hoofball to be honest. Now if the defensive line starts throwing balls to the forward instead of playing through midfield then i agree…thats not productive.

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  • Mark29Hungary

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #20

    Munster Mag

    I know, but it could be a temporary solution. I think jonas has lost his speed. He’s not enough fast to be a winger, but he’s faster than Simmo, or Raylor.

    Ok, I tell you better!
    Santon – RB, Shane Fergusson – LB.

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  • GeordieoftheSouth

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    if (and it’s a big IF) we were to get Hoilett, teams would be shaking in their boots to see a front 3 of Hoilett / Cisse /Ben Arfa.

    Ba and Cisse can share the load of being the main striker between Prem and the cups which Obertan and Marveux can swap with Hoilett and Ben Arfa.

    No need for Andy Carroll in this equation.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jul 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #22

    Valci i agree. But id still rather not have Carroll

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  • Valci

    Jul 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #23

    Cwarr – if it’s a matter of personal preference then ofc you are entitled to your own opinion and i wont hold that against you. I’m talking about Carroll right now because he seems a hot topic and cause he’s a geordie but personally i would prefer Toivonen which has a much better ground game and is equally good in the air. If we would get him i would be overjoyed… but i’ve already made my opinion clear countless times so i’ll just wait and see who we bring in.

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  • sticklebricks

    Jul 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #24

    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.”

    Anyone else read this as we already have two players through the door and that our third player is going to be a striker..?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 12, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #25

    Vallci

    Carroll does not have the skills of an ibrahimovic. everything goes to his head in more ways than one

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  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jul 12, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Would really like to see Debuchy in a Newcastle shirt. The only real problem that I have with Simpson is his crossing. I can’t really remember the last time he put a really dangerous ball into the box. I think buying Debuchy would really give us that extra attacking element going forwards on the overlap. Think it will be a case of wait and see with him though. Cabaye turned down a new contract and CL football to play here so I don’t see why Debuchy couldn’t do the same. I don’t think Cabaye regrets his decision either. Fingers crossed!

    New blog post uploaded as well. Hope you enjoy! It’s over at
    http://www.extratimeandpenalties.com

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  • nufc 11

    Jul 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #27

    The thing about playing Santon at LB is when he bombs forward beats his man and turns the back four he cant cross the ball first time he has to check back onto his right foot and in that spilt second the chance goes a begging, he needs to be playing RB or even RM he could be another Gareth Bale when the shackles of having to defend are removed he is that good but for gods sake play him on his strongest side. We are crying out for a LB we’ve played perch, raylor and santon all RB’s at LB and here we are chasing another RB in Debuchy who by the way cant defend either. So whats the priority position? I think its obvious. LB, CB, LM/CF

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  • Alberto

    Jul 12, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #28

    I think we’ll get him eventually.

    I don’t think paying 8m for him is unreasonable at all, he’s a talented right back and impressed in the Euro’s.

    Plus, Simpson is the weakest player in our first 11.

    http://nufconline.wordpress.com/

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  • sticklebricks

    Jul 12, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Does anyone else not find folk coming on here and linking to their blogs pretty disrespectful to Ed..?

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  • ende

    Jul 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #30

    @ReadingFC_News We understand a fee has been agreed with ?#NUFC? for RB Danny Simpson. The player is believed to be in advanced talks with ?#readingfc?

    Mathieu Debuchy has told Lille he wants to join #NUFC. The club want €10m (£7.8m) and #NUFC are preparing an offer. (via / @le10sport)

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  • MT

    Jul 12, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #31

    no more than three new players, is this kidding me~
    we already sell many players(including Simpson) , the club is too small player, i don’t think Obertan, Gosling, small Ameobi & Bigirimana can play first team~
    so we need five players, one FB, one CB, one DM, one LW & CF~

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