It seems that the animosity what Lille is still going on with Lille boss criticizing Newcastle today – presumably for not paying the price Lille wanted for their French International right back.
Mathieu Debuchy – still wants to join Newcastle
And with Mathieu still having dreams of joining Newcastle in January maybe the deal is not completely off, but we have to think that Mathieu has let it be known to the powers that be at his club, that he is still more than anxious to join Newcastle.
This is what Lille manager Rudi Garcia said today about Mathieu:
“If Newcastle had done what they should have, then Mathieu would have gone. He is now looking forward and that is the most important thing.” “How do I find his behavior? Perfectly normal, that is the right term. He longs to play again after his injury.”
It’s hard to know what the truth was with the potential Debuchy deal, because the local papers were saying that Newcastle though they had a deal with Lille on the transfer amount, only for Lille to pull away from the verbal agreement later.
It depends how Newcastle do this season through January that will; decide whether Newcastle go back in for the french international, but at 27, Mathieu is right on the age limit of players Newcastle like to bring into the club.
We’ll just have to wait and see, but we think Debuchy would still be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle – even if we have to go up to £7M to get him.
What do you think?
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