Newcastle like to get good deals for their incoming transfers, and are willing to wait to get good deals, and they have shown in the past that if they cannot get a good deal, they are prepared to walk away and look at the next target on their list.
Mathieu Debuchy – deal falling though?
With Newcastle’s financial house being in much better order these days, with the financial results through June 30th expected to be good when they are finally announced, it was thought that Newcastle may loosen up the purse strings just a little bit this summer, and maybe pay one or two million over that their evaluation, if a good player is within reach.
A case in point is Mathieu Debuchy, with the French star telling Newcastle he will do everything he can to force a move through, so he can join his friend Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle.
Debuchy even failed to turn up for training last Saturday, but started training at Lille on Monday morning.
There has been news in the last day, that Newcastle have become frustrated with Lille because no agreement can be reached on the price, and the club are on the verge of walking away, and they may have already done that, to pursue other targets.
One point in Newcastle’s favor is that the player is very keen to join the Magpies, and the other point is that Mathieu has been a loyal servant and a good player for the French club, ever since he made his debut for them way back in 2004.
It doesn’t look good after a player has been so loyal and played 288 games for the club and scored 17 goals, that they may be seen to be standing in the way of his dream move, because of price.
Of course that’s not the way Lille will see it, and are simply trying to get the best price for one of their very best players.
We don’t know how this is all going to turn out, but be ready for Newcastle to walk away from the deal, and the latest news is that Chelsea look likely to step in and pay what Lille want – and Newcastle will lose out.
That could well happen, but if it does some Newcastle fans will be just a little frustrated and annoyed, that their club seems to have been so tight, when an excellent player was within their grasp.
Tottenham and Inter-Milan are also supposed to be interested in signing the player, if the news is to be believed.
What do you think about this?