There’s a report in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today that says Mathieu Debuchy had not given up on his dream move to Newcastle United, and will instruct his representatives to try to get the deal done in January.
Mathieu Debuchy – still wants move to Newcastle
However, there’s also news today that Newcastle may go after Montpellier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, the French International, who is a free agent next summer, and also FC Twente’s Douglas, who also becomes a free agent next summer, and both players could be picked up for peanuts in January.
And with those players only 23 and 24 respectively, and Debuchy now 27, we’d be surprised if Newcastle will be willing to pay out over £6M now for Mathieu, although we had hoped he would arrive in the summer.
Debuchy is currently out of action for Lille, after he injured his ankle playing for France against Uruguay in their 0-0 draw in that friendly that took place in August, just three days before the Premier League started up, with Newcastle beating Tottenham 2-1 at St. James’ Park.
Newcastle had though they had reached an agreement on the transfer price with Lille (reported to be around £6.3M) in the summer, only for Lille to move the goalposts, and that not surprisingly has put Newcastle off negotiating with Lille for the player.
But it seems that Debuchy is still keen on a move to Newcastle in January, but we have to think the chances of that happening are very slim.
Of course Mathieu is extra keen to join Newcastle, because his best pal Yohan Cabaye is at the club, and Yohan’s star has risen significantly since he arrived on Tyneside, and Yohan is now one of France’s best players.
But Debuchy may dream of a move to Newcastle – who wouldn’t – but we don’t think it will happen now.
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