French right back Mathieu Debuchy has been interviewed in The Sun today, and he has made it clear he still wants to move to Newcastle, a club that Joey Barton has said today is one of the most forward-looking club in the Premier League. Yes we know those words from Joey are unexpected – but that’s what he said on his web-site today.
Mathieu Debuchy – still wants Newcastle move – good!
The 27-year-old 12 times capped French International right-back was pursued strongly by Newcastle over the summer, and at times it seemed we had done the deal with Lille, but it wasn’t to be – but Newcastle kept Matthieu informed of what was going on throughout the summer – to their credit.
And of course Mathieu is great friends with Yohan Cabaye – and they were team-mates at Lille for over eight seasons, and Yohan has talked in lyrical terms to his pal about how great the Newcastle clubs is – not to mention our world-famous fan support.
This is what Debuchy said in The Sun:
“I fought for the Newcastle move, but our club president Michel Seydoux did not want me to go so I was left disappointed.” “I was regularly on the phone to Newcastle representatives and there were several offers.
“I’m focused on Lille, but hopefully there will be other opportunities because I want to go to Newcastle.”
Current first choice right back Danny Simpson is ready to talk to other clubs in January, since his contract runs out in the summer, and if a club comes in and pays a nominal fee for him in January, then Newcastle could let him go, and bring in Debuchy for around £6M (maybe a little less) from Lille.
And even f Danny doesn’t move on we expect Newcastle to try to bring Debuchy to the club in January, and Newcastle may already have reached an agreement with Lille on the fee.
The defender has played for the French club for nine seasons, and has played close to 300 times for the French side since making his senior debut in 2003, as an 18 year-old.
We’d love to see Matthieu join Newcastle in January, and since he’s starting to talk about it again, we have to believe Newcastle are interested.
What do you think?
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