There was news yesterday that Newcastle will go back in for Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if that happens, but why Newcastle couldn’t have done the deal in the summer is hard to fathom.
Mathieu Debuchy – likely to join Newcastle in January
Newcastle have been interested in the French international full-back all year, and of course he’s a big pal of Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye, and it would seem he would fit right in on Tyneside, with all the French players already on Tyneside.
Newcastle were unwilling to pay the asking price to Lille for the fullback, and that led to Newcastle bringing in only one first team player in the summer – Vurnon Anita – and we paid out £6.6M to get him from Ajax, and the lad looks a good player who is versatile, and can play in many different positions.
The only potential small problem with the deal could be Mathieu’s age, as he turned 27 last July, but he should still have many years left at the top of his game.
The really new news in all of this, is that apparently Newcastle are now receiving positive signs from his club Lille that they are now willing to do a deal, since it’s clear they have an unhappy player on their books, and one who has served them well since way back in 2004.
Mathieu is still said to be very keen to come to Newcastle, and he could well get that opportunity in early January.
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