We had reported on Tuesday night that Newcastle had put in a bid of €6M (£4.8M) for Mathieu Debuchy with bonuses included, but that it had been rejected, and that Lille President Michel Seydoux wanted closer to €8M (£6.4M) without any bonuses, for the right-back and was awaiting a new bid by Newcastle.
Mathieu Debuchy – Newcastle getting closer
That was in Le 10 Sport and sure enough last night there was another report on the same web-site, that Newcastle had made an improved bid for their number one transfer target.
This is what the report says, translated from the French about the new Newcastle bid:
“It has been revised upwards. While the first proposal of the Magpies was €6M, including bonuses, it is this time €6M, with a percentage for resale to the LOSC (Lille Olympique Sporting Club).
“In this way, Newcastle is approaching the amount requested by the President of Lille, Michel Seydoux , who wants €8M, excluding bonuses. With the percentage for resale, it is clear that Newcastle
is more or less at the bar set by the LOSC.”
“There is no evidence that Lille will accept the bid in the coming hours.”
Those two reports in successive days would suggest that Newcastle are moving in for Debuchy, and slowly but surely are getting to a figure that will be accepted by Lille, but it’s certainly a a painful process, and not a quick one, that’s for sure.
But we are hoping that Newcastle will increase their bid sufficiently, so we can finally get Mathieu through the door, and hopefully at Newcastle by the weekend.
There seems no news that Inter-Milan are still interested in the player, and they could have ended their interest in Debuchy, with news all over the place that Mathieu wants to join Newcastle United, as his strong first choice.
That will definitely help Newcastle in their negotiations, but don’t you want them to add one more million (euros) and get this thing over and done with?
We are hoping for a positive outcome on this move, and soon too.
What do you think?