We don’t know if Newcastle will try to bring in French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window, and we suppose that depends a lot on what Danny Simpson’s intentions are, because clubs can come in and talk to him in January, since his Newcastle contract runs out in June.
Mathieu Debuchy – in France’s colors – on phone regularly with Newcastle officials
It was no secret that Mathieu was desperate to join Newcastle in the summer, and he has revealed today that he was on the phone to Newcastle officials a lot, and he says Newcastle made several offers over €6M for him, and at one point he refused to train for a day or two at his Lille club of course.
And from what Mathieu has told RTL today it seems Newcastle were very persistent, and the news that Lille kept raising the price on the French International is probably correct, given what Debuchy says.
This is what the 27 year-old told RTL.
“I fought for the Newcastle move. President Michel Seydoux did not want me to go. I did not want to clash with him but yes, I was disappointed.”
“I don’t have any regrets, I was regularly on the phone to people from Newcastle, there were several offers of over €6M.”
“Hopefully there will be other opportunities in the future. That episode is in the past now and I’m focused 200% on Lille.”
“I did not want to leave to elsewhere. I wanted to go to Newcastle. Next year, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to leave. If I do, leagues in Spain, England, Germany are good options.”
Mathieu is saying all the right things there, and if you are Newcastle fan or management, it’s obvious he would still love to join Newcastle in January, and we’re also sure he’s doing his very best at Lille, and that’s simply because he’s an excellent professional.
That’s one more reason we want to get him, and we still hope Newcastle can get his lad on Tyneside in January, because if we wait until the summer he turns 28 in late July, and will be getting a bit old for players Newcastle like to bring in.
We hope Newcastle sign Yohan Cabaye’s best friend because we also need to fortify the Newcastle defense.
What do you think?
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