Newcastle Very Close To Sealing £7M Deal For Debuchy

We have to hope Sky Sports is correct with their breaking news that Newcastle United are very close to sealing a deal for their French International target – Mathieu Debuchy.

Mathieu Debuchy – close to Newcastle move?

Sky Sports sources are  reporting that Newcastle seem close to completing the deal with French club Lille, for a player who has been their target all last season.

Sifting through the various reports on Debuchy, it appears that Newcastle have already bid £4M for the Frenchman, which was immediately turned down, but a fee of around £6M was thought to be what Lille would accept for their player.

With Mathieu’s excellent performances in Euro 2012,  there are other big clubs after the player, so if Newcastle can seal the deal, it would a terrific signing for the club.

The breaking news is that Newcastle have re-opened talks in the last two days with Lille and are now close to reaching an agreement on a deal said to be worth around £7M.

Newcastle are hoping to push through the deal in the coming days,  as they want Debuchy signed, sealed and delivered, so he can join the Magpies pre-season tour of Germany.

And of course this fits in nicely with the earlier news today, that Newcastle may have sold right-back Danny Simpson to Reading, for an undisclosed fee, thought to be at least £2M.

Danny would not want to stay at Newcastle if he wasn’t playing in the first team, after having three seasons as Newcastle’s first choice right back, and we think the Simpson deal going through with Reading will be dependent on the Debuchy deal going through with Lille.

This makes a lot of sense – we just hope it’s all true. 😀

And if it is true, then it seems the friendship with Newcastle midfielder Yohan  Cabaye, who played with Mathieu at Lille for six years,  has indeed swayed the deal in Newcastle’s favor.

Sounds good to us.

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37 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Positive day – Negative Day – Positive Day – Negative Day – Positive day – Negative Day – Positive Day – Negative Day – POSITIVE DAY, please let it be true,

    Jimmy Magpie promised us this deal remember last week…………..

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Not so bad Friday the 13th

  • check the toastie

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Double Bubble for me Simmo (cack) out, Debuchy (class) in. wohoooooooooooooo.

  • studsy

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Certainly all adds up, Simmo to Reading + debuchy to the toon = the krul gap is even smaller 😉

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Until I see him in the shirt I will be morbid, sad and lonely!

  • sweendog

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #6

    has to be a done deal .. just been dragging on for too long .. but simpson being let go means we must have secured it ..
    I think now they’re turning their attention to douglas since Taylor has a strain and management must have realised we are short there and its too risky not to fix it ..
    I definately think ins are

    maybes are Anita and then a possibility of a striker ..

    if we got all four our squad will have improved and regular top 6/8 should be expected..

  • walton1984

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #7

    I Disagree with Simpson Been Cack would like too see him stay………..but if u are looking too improve the player that plays right back…………well this is defo an upgrade

  • SupaToonKid

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #8

    I hope this deal can be finalised soon!

    Then hopefully we can hijack a deal for Hoilett to Gladbach. Or is Hoilett just travelling to our training camp in Germany?

    It would be amazing if we signed Hoilett & Debuchy very closely. We’d be a menace to any defence in the world next year!

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Simmo might be a bit peeved as he flew out to Germany yesterday.

    Oh well, at least easyjet is cheap.


    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    7 mill is a lot for this club to spend on a FB

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #11

    So you reckon Pardew has got his own code for speaking to us toon fans yet it is so good we are actually unaware.

    Look at the facts. No CF in Jan, Cisse. Carroll will not be sold, Liverpool. Maybe 14 days until a body comes in, Debuchy…

    I need to dust off my Enigma machine.

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #12

    At least Simmo will know what Europe would have felt like 😉
    Not like he’ll be going any time soon

  • ToonAndy

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #13

    My girlfriend has just broke up with me because she says I pay way more attention to Newcastle that her and that there’s an outside world other that this blog and Newcastle… She’s just text me saying she will have me back if I don’t read the blog everyday…

    Shes not going to like the reply! HWTL!!!

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #14

    When he says 14 days,
    In Pards speak that could have been the 14th (tomorrow)

  • nufc90

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    Hate to rain on the parade but the skysports story is just a rehash of what was in lequipe this morning on Debuchy. Wouldn’t trust it till something actually comes out of the club. SSN always jump the gun.

    I hope this happens but it just looks like they’ve copied the story from lequipe

  • Ben Arfa (Either love him or Hatem)

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    I thought l’equipe’s story was made after SSN

  • hoppernufc

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #17

    So santon will be staying at left back then, wonder why pardew said he would be playing at right back cos debuchys been our number one target ? Wierd

  • markmac

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #18

    @9 yeh i reckon he will just about be able to afford a flight even on his lowly wages….

    @13 good lad Andy….nufc first, my mrs knows that ;-]

  • Valci

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #19

    @ ToonAndy – i feel ya hehe. Luckily for me i do most of the blog reading and posting while at the office.

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #20

    Ben Arfa

    I don’t lol often but that made me rofl

  • geordie157

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #21

    ToonAndy, got your priorities right there!

    I brought the mrs a membership for next year, she wasn’t that impressed. Pay back was making her walk back home after work in very heavy rain, 20min walk too, 2minute drive for me!

  • Levi

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #22

    anyone know where i can watch the game later? if possible?

    other then the Stadion an der Gellertstraße (ye i used copy and paste)

  • Beattie25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #23

    Admittedly skysports do jump the gun but it’s usually on good authority.

    If they ran with every rumour the skysports news would have to be on longer than 24 hrs a day.

    This has got some legs or I’ve just wasted a good CHUFF.

  • Bloody Marveauxlous

    Jul 13, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #24

    What about this for the biggest games of next season:



    Elliot, Saylor, Perchinho, Raylor, Marveaux, Jonas, Shola

    Transfers In:

    Gael Bigirimana – £500K
    Amalfitano – FREE
    Debuchy – £6M
    Hoilett – FREE (£5M in compensation)
    Douglas – £5M
    Curtis Good – £300K

    = £16.8M

    Transfers Out:

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

    = £13M

    Champion”s League Place? F.A Cup? League Cup?
    What do you think about the team though?

  • JDdubai

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Debuchy, Douglas and Hoilett would be the perfect signings, just concerned about what formation we play after pardew said Ba would play centrally next season, really want to give the 4-3-3 a full run next season. Cabaye playing better in a 4-3-3 is more important than Ba playing bette in a 4-4-2.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #26

    You have to respect Simpson for one thing:

    He cleared the ball off the line 7 times last season. Newcastle got an additional 25 points because of those clearances.

  • Jamesthefirst

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #27

    @Bloody Marveauxlous
    We will be having a play-off game with Arsenal on the last day of the season for a place in the top 4

  • tweaked

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #28

    now we can only hold thumbs that this deal is almost done 😀

  • nufc 11

    Jul 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #29

    Why in the name of god are we throwing 7mill down to buy a player we don’t need?LB is the priority I make that about 6 RB’s on the books and how many LB’s? none I thought AP was a more shrewd man than that, Hoilett going Germany mite mean that the De jong deal could still be on?

  • Kyo

    Jul 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #30

    @nufc 11

    look at the bigger picture here. Pardew wants to keep Cabaye at the club, and signing his best mate to play with him is one way of doing it.

    Also the fact that we need offence from the back line of the team too. Debuchy is a class signing for us and a bonus that he wants to come here too when bigger clubs are knocking on his door.

  • hadthetshirt

    Jul 13, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Debuchy been on holiday,Douglas waiting for dutch citizenship,hence Pardew being careful.

    Wonder if we go for Kevin Gameiro,or if Ba is staying put.Maybe Guidetti is still on the radar
    exciting times ahead.

  • Sam Edwards

    Jul 13, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #32

    Taylor Colo. Douglas Debuchy
    Bojan Tiote Cabaye Ben Arfa
    Cisse Ba
    What a team this would be…

  • Sam Edwards

    Jul 13, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #33


  • english yeoman

    Jul 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #34

    @ ToonAndy

    If you’re going to get bombed out then Friday’s the best day for it!

    Straight out on the almighty lash and see what you find – onwards and upwards…

    Any links for tonights game around? My usual source only has Man CIty and Some Oirish balls…

  • pinkorbrown

    Jul 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #35

    This isnt 7m down the drain for another right back, its 7m on a very versatile player who plays right back but can also help out playing in midfield. To be honest, i think he looks like he will be the toons best right winger aswell!!!!

  • Gudmundsson

    Jul 13, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #36

    @ sam edwards

    No Santon? not even on the bench?

  • matt11_25

    Jul 13, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #37


    That team Sam posted would be if santon was swapped for bojan I believe.. The real error is havin s.taylor (?? It appears Ryan didn’t make the bench ??) at right back… One of the things I am most excited for this season is Steven and Colo paired once again in the center.. they were near impenetrable at the beginning of last season.. Taylor is so underrated should be a staple of the England squad


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