We don’t know if this is fake, and we are taking a little bit of a chance, but on what we think is Mathieu Debuchy’s official Twitter account, he is confirming he has signed for Newcastle United.
Mathieu Debuchy – tweet that he’s singed for Newcastle
This is what he said on his Twitter account:
“I can confirm ?#Newcastle?”
But before we get too excited about this it could well be fake, and there are more and more ways these days to put out news that is just not true – we all know about that.
But on the other hand this certainly looks like his official Twitter account, and we know Newcastle are very close to the deal, and that a £7M fee was agreed between Newcastle and Lille for the French International only yesterday, according to reports.
So the next thing would be to agree terms with the player, which shouldn’t be too difficult, and then Mathieu would need to have his medical, and only after that would the deal be official.
So this news could be true – we hope this news is true!
If this news is accurate, it will be tremendous for Newcastle, and hopefully we’ll have an announcement from the Tyneside club on their web-site – with nothing out there at the moment.
The only new news is that Newcastle will play Den Haag, Tim Krul’s former club, in a pre-season friendly on Saturday 4th August with a 5:00 pm kick-off time, and we will play Fenerbehce at a new venue at the Sonnenseestadion, which is the home of Austrian club SC Ritzing, on Saturday 21st July.