As we had reported on Tuesday night Real Madrid have moved for Mathieu Debuchy and it seems that a fee has been quickly agreed with his club Lille, and that fee is reported in Italy last night to be €7M.
Mathieu Debuchy – soon to be a Real Madrid Player
Sky Sport 24 in Italy is claiming the fee is just €7M, and that after Newcastle were said to have bid €6M for the player, but that offer was turned down, so it seems that once again Newcastle have missed out on a good player for a measly €1M – which is around £800K.
The reports on Tuesday night were that Real Madrid had moved in for the player, and were willing to pay as much as €10M, but it seems he could have been signed sealed and delivered for just €7M – which is around £5.6M – always assuming the report in Sky Sport 24 is correct of course.
It is now expected that Debuchy will fly to Spain and have his medical and complete the transfer – it took Real Madrid two days to complete this move – and Newcastle have been trying to sign the player all summer.
What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s all very well trying to get really good deals, but when you hold out for weeks for a small amount of money it becomes foolish, and only allows a bigger club to move in and sign the player from under Newcastle’s noses.
That’s exactly what’s happened with Matthieu Debuchy, and we cannot think that his pal Yohan Cabaye at Newcastle will be too impressed with all of this.
Newcastle should have had this player signed up weeks ago.
And Newcastle could have quickly sold Danny Simpson for at least £2M to recuperate some of the fee for Debuchy, but as it stands the Tyneside club may now lose that much on a player who has just one year of his contract remaining, and could move next summer for nothing.
It just doesn’t make any sense to us.
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