According to a report in the French web-site Le 10 Sport, Newcastle United have made a €6M bid, including bonuses, for Mathieu Debuchy, but have been told it’s not enough.
Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle bid €6M – Lille Want €8M
€6M is around £4.8M, which seems a decent bid from Newcastle, but Lille President, Michel Seydoux, wants at least a couple of million euros more for his French International right-back, without any bonuses included in that amount.
With Google Translate and a little help from us here is a translation of the Le 10 Sport report from the French:
“In the next few hours, the leaders Newcastle need to submit a new offer – revised upwards – to Lille for Mathieu Debuchy- and the club is now awaiting the fax from Newcastle .”
“So far, the Magpies hve offered $6M, including bonuses. This time, President Michel Seydoux expects at least an offer of €8M, without any bonuses.”
“If the bid is not for that amount, the Chairman of the LOSC could lose patience and cut to the quick and close the door on the departure of Mathieu Debuchy, who in turn, absolutely wants to join Newcastle.”
“It remains to be seen how much the new offer is from the English club.”
So it does seem that things are getting to crunch time and push is coming to shove, and with Newcastle a little more than €2M off what Lille are now asking, surely the two sides can make a deal.
You would think that would be possible in the next few days – wouldn’t you?
What do you think?