Over the weekend Mathieu Debuchy spoke out for the time in a week or so, and said he was still intent on leaving Lille, and we think that Newcastle are still keen on getting him through the door, but the Tyneside club will need to move quickly.
Mathieu Debuchy – Simpson fee will help pay for him
Newcastle have failed to meet Lille’s asking price, but there’s another problem they need to solve that’s related to signing a right back, and that’s to sell Danny Simpson or to get him to sign a new deal.
If nothing happens by the time the transfer window closes three weeks today, then Danny will enter the last year of his contract, and he will become a free agent next summer, and Newcastle will get nothing for him.
And even if they sell him in January, the price will be reduced because he’ll have only six months left on his contract, and we will not let him go unless we bring in another right back in January as cover.
So why don’t Newcastle bite the bullet and increase their bid for Debuchy, and that will be covered by the extra money they can get for Danny when they sell him this summer?
It’s money Newcastle will lose if they don’t bring in a right back so that Danny can be sold, and of course it doesn’t have to be Debuchy, but we think if Ajax’s Gregory van der Weil had become top choice we’d have heard something about that as part of the Vurnon Anita deal.
Newcastle are haggling over around £1M, but they’ll lose that if Danny Simpson is not sold this summer, and his value subsequently decreases.
We know this is the way Newcastle think, because it’s pure business, so we do expect Debuchy to brought in before the end of the transfer window.
And as we said it doesn’t have to be Debuchy, but if Mathieu is brought in this month, we could see two new full backs at Newcastle next season in Mathieu and Vurnon Anita.
And we saw one headline yesterday about Mathieu throwing his toys out of the pram, but he’s acted very professionally towards the only club he’s ever played for since 2004.
He’s a top class professional which is another reason we should sign him.
What do you think?
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