Most Newcastle fans will be wondering when Newcastle will make a breakthrough in their senior transfers this summer, although it looks like the Tyneside club are in regular communication with the clubs for the players Newcastle are after.
Mathieu Debuchy – still no agreement on fee with Lille
The Evening Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are in regular communication with both Lille and FC Twente, with regard to trying to get Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas respectively, to the club.
And Alan Pardew didn’t have any good news today for Newcatsle fans, as he had this to say on Newcastle’s transfer efforts:
“There’s no real progress. The two clubs need to make an agreement on the finance side about the players we’re talking about.” “Unfortunately, there’s no agreement at the moment.”
So it seems that no agreement on price has been reached with all four current transfer targets, which at least is consistent with the news that’s been in the papers.
So no agreement yet on the transfer fees for Mathieu Debuchy, Douglas, Andy Carroll and Loic Remy - if Newcastle have made a bid for the French striker.
While Newcastle do very well in the transfer market and regularly get good (great) deals, it’s a little frustrating for fans, when they hold out so long, at the price they have initially offered, and the deals seem to be stretched out in time.
If the news is to be believed, Newcastle are also in the same position with their Ajax target, Vurnon Anita, so no agreement on price in all five deals, in which the Magpies have put in an offer.
Our understanding is that these are the last (and first) bids Newcastle have made for each of the five players they are after – and it’s probably best to put them in euros, because that’s the currency the clubs will be using except when they are dealing with another English club, as in the case with big Andy:
- Mathieu Debuchy €5M
- Douglas €4M
- Carroll – loan deal for the season with £12M potential deal next May
- Loic Remy €12M
- Vurnon Anita €5M
Euros are roughly about 0.8 of UK pounds in value at the moment, (0.777 to be exact with today’s rate) – so Loic Remy’s €12M is about £9.6M.
And by the way – only eight days to go until Demba Ba’s release clause runs out in his contract - fingers crossed.