Have Newcastle Already Done Debuchy Deal?


There’s news again today that’s being widely reported,  that Newcastle United will go in for Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window,  and the fee is reported to be £7M, and that sounds a little high for the 27 year-old French International right back, who’s played for Lille since back in 2003.

Mathieu Debuchy – could be arriving in January

The news is being reported in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, and Mathieu has again spoken out about his link with Newcastle:

“I could not go to Newcastle because the president of Lille did not want me to go.” “At times it was a decision that was difficult to deal with over the summer and, yes, I was disappointed. I hope there will be other opportunities.”

With Newcastle not living up to expectations this season, simply because our squad is not yet big enough or good enough to be successful on two fronts – the Premier League and the Europa League – we half expect Newcastle to do some significant business in the January transfer window to fortify the squad, and hand Alan Pardew up to three new players.

We hope Newcastle will do some significant business in the January transfer window – that’s for sure. 😀

And from the news it seems that Mathieu Debuchy will be one of those players brought in, and we wouldn’t be at all surprised if Newcastle have already done the deal with Lille, with the French club now more willing to sell their French International, than they were in the summer.

£7M sounds a little too much to us, but if the Tyneside club can get the lad for around £5M, that would be a good deal.

Newcastle dropped a clanger in the summer, by not reinforcing the first team squad, given that we are back in Europe again, but the Newcastle Board will go all out to try to rectify that situation by bringing in new players in January.

And it could also be that Danny Simpson could leave the club in January, with his contract running out in the summer, and Newcastle may try to get a nominal fee for him in a couple of months time, rather than lose him for nothing in the summer.

What do you think about this?

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53 comments so far

  • check the toastie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Cabaye has probably now told him not to bother as the manager will still prefer Simmo or Jonas full back. Stubborn prick.

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  • rainrix

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Alas the debuchy saga continues to roll on.

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Don’t need him

    Our team plays good enough football anyway

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #4

    What do I think? Ed’s an optimist 🙂

    I do think the summers “wrongs” will be put right in the winter window. I think the club did try to get in Douglas and Debuchy, but for well reported reasons, they didn’t happen (Douglas’ citizenship and not being sold on the idea of leaving yet and for Debuchy, the Lille manager moving the goal posts).

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  • Kyo

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #5

    fray bentos

    just in case you’re serious… we lost to west ham at home. We’ve played the most long balls of any team in the PL this season. That says it all.

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #6

    @kyo

    no such things as short and long balls, just the right balls

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #7

    Check…So why is Debuchy still harping on about it? Surely is Cabaye was that put out Debuchy wouldn’t want anything to do with us and would just drop the subject?

    Neither of us is sure, but my theory seems to be based on actual events rather than speculation and a personal dislike of our manager.

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  • IITianToon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Wishing Ed and all the readers of the blog a very Happy Diwali from India.. May the festival of lights bring lots of joy and happiness to one and all.. both on and off the pitch!! 🙂

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    check
    you are a prick sunshine absolute prick.
    I have been watching this from afar and all you do is whinge whine and criticise, yet when anyone else crticises and has constructive criticism your on them like a mackem on a mouldy crumpet!

    The Manager is a ‘stubborn prick’. PMSL

    Really nothing more to say. You discredit yourself enough with these inane comments without me tearing you a new ar5e

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  • Super Magpie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    I see everyone is happy on here today. 😀

    I’d be surprised of we paid £7m after refusing to pay £6m in the summer for Debuchy. As Ed said, if we get him in for £5m then we’ve done good but its cost us half a season. Hopefully the defeat will make Ashley and Llambias realise we NEED reinforcements because standing still in the transfer market has made us go backwards.

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Ibiza – i like it a bit of passion, very unlike you, i can feel your anger, come over to the dark side.

    And it isnt a personal dislike of Pardew it is a dislike of how he is constantly setting up our team to contain other teams rather than imposing our own brilliant players on other teams. How we can actually get outplayed and outpassed by an allardyce team says it all.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Simmo is the best rightback at the club and until we sign somone better, I hope the “stubborn prick”/Manager of the year (words of the great sage Check) continues to pick Simpson at Rightback!!!

    And when Jonas is Fit, he deserves at least a place on the bench for his work rate and ability to hold the ball up!!

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  • dead man walkin

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #13

    Ibiza

    I can tell you it is a strange 50/50 where I sit, not many have likens the football since he came, and now not many are happy with him , his reluctance to change things
    Or when he does change the system it’s the same players just shuffled around, our squad is not that small,

    I also agree that luck played a big part in last season,

    Answer this, did or do we look like a team that will score 4/5 goals? Last season or this season

    Do we look like a team that will conced 4/5 , yes and we did a few times last year to,

    Also think about this, bring in 2 defenders, yes they will prob be better, but will they need time to settle in? Yes, should we continue to play hoofball until they do,

    He don’t need to change much in that team right now to get us playing football, even with willamson or Simpson in the team ,

    all football teams are a work in progress, you said about the players he kepted from the CH team, he kept the good ones, the ones that don’t cause trouble , but can play to, then got better players to replace the ones that the owner did not like, so right now he has a better team ful stop, and has taken us backwards,

    This EL will end soon, we gave played nobody yet , once that is over he has no where to hide

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #14

    I harped on all summer about how bringing in a good cb,rb and st would cement our place as a top 6 side and when we failed to bring in even one of those i was truly devastated and moved towards being a negative poster. It seems all the people who said we have a better squad and the teams around have not improved much etc are looking like they got it very wrong.

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Les the same could be said about you … You invariably threaten anyone who disagrees with your opinions so guess I will be next on your hit list … And yes I know your an 18 stone body builder !

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  • Super Magpie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Fray

    We certainly are not playing good enough football. We have been dire this season and nobody can really argue with that.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #17

    Check…Sorry mate, the light runs within me. The day I wake up grumbling about Simpson though, I will re-evaluate my stance.

    My apologies for misunderstanding. Usually calling someone a pr*ck indicates a personal dislike.

    On a personal note, I am a passionate guy, believe it or not. When it comes to posting, I try and keep things level headed…crazy I know, but I like being different.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Check
    Your knowledge amazes me….

    Outplayed and outpassed by an Allardyce team…check out the stats check!!! These are actual stats aswell, not the sh1t you so blatantly dream up!!
    Setting us up to contain teams…..with 2 strikers?

    Genius….pure solid genius!!

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  • Phatoon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #19

    I’d be very interested to see these “long ball” stats. Are they a number of passes? Or a % of passes?

    If it’s just a number of passes the stat is meaningless.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Blaydon-Toon
    Boo hoo……….

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  • check the toastie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #21

    Les your contribution to the blog is to be abusive to other posters, it is uncalled for as i mean you no harm, although if harm does come your way i wouldnt mind that much.

    I am simply putting forward a point that Pardew is potentially clueless, clearly illustrated by the performances of his team on the pitch.

    A point i am sure is shared by a few others. West Ham, Reading, Charlton fans to name a few.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Blaydon-toon
    Man up and grow a pair.
    Unless your a woman, which judging by your posts is more than likely, in which case you obviously have grown a pair and this has given you a massive inferiority complex???

    Oh and one hell of a memory 😉

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 13, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #23

    @ibiza

    Please try to calm down

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Check
    Keep it up.

    Comedy gold!!

    Clueless….ahahahahahahahah

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  • dead man walkin

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #25

    Les

    Not havin a go

    But

    Simpson best right back?

    We have santon who can play there jonas or Ferg at left back

    And speaking of jonas and hold up play, surely you can see we don’t need hold up play, we need that ball moving forward as fast as it can,

    Also jonas is not the player he was, and he has been great for us, but we have better options in midfield, Anita is a full Dutch international that plays DMC so why sign him then play a left winger in DMC? Seems silly and a waste I money,

    Unless Anita was not a Pardew signing and he is trying to make a point by playing jonas there ,, just a thought

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Last season we definitely punched well above our weight in terms of league position ! A lot of things went our way with regard injuries and suspension and no mid week games to hinder our preparation. We had players playing at their best and the rub of the green. This season you can take all the previous positives and reverse them and add to that the fact we have not had one decent game were we have had total control that’s is where we are at. Beefing up the squad in Jan is a must let’s hope we are not that far from the top and we can still attract the names banded about on here !

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  • Super Magpie

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #27

    Check
    I can see where you are coming from with Pardew’s reluctancy to change the system but to say he is a p*ick and clueless is too far. I don’t buy into this whole ‘ last season was a fluke, we were lucky’ etc.

    It’s down to the fact we didn’t strengthen in the summer, extra games, more injuries and supspensions and of course I will admit Pardew’s persistence of the same tactics have also had a negative effect. But to say that Pardew is clueless is way off the mark.

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  • fray bentos

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #28

    @check
    man u fans thought ferguson was clueless for his first 3 years

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #29

    Super Magpie
    They can play like that all season forme if they keep picking up the points!!
    Jesus,
    Has the local samaritans centre kicked out over there in blighty today??

    We got beat by a fluke goal at the weekend and the brain dead amongst you thinks last seasons Manager of the Year is clueless………

    Get back into thye centre and f00kin stay there, lets have some positives……

    Swansea nest week and our “clueless manager” will obviously go out to contain them at home, play 6 acorrs the midfield and 4 at the back, though he could go for a 244 formation….put Harper in goal aswell!!

    Is that legal…….

    Come on Check, enlighten us o great sage

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Super…Happy, happy, happy! As pigs in sh*t.

    Dead man….Nope, we haven’t looked like scoring loads in a game consistently. There have been games where we could of, but I get your point.

    Do I think we look likely to concede loads in a game? There are certainly periods of a game where it’s squeaky bum time and I’ve come out of it going “how did we not concede”, but that does happen from time to time. I thought last season we looked really hard to score against, except the obvious games when we were simply awful, once again though, these games do happen to all teams and don’t define where we are at imo.

    I don’t view this season as the same as last, just without the luck. Yes, we’ve been less lucky, but we aren’t playing anywhere near as well as we did last season, even Krul to some extent. Yes he still makes some cracking saves, but even he has looked a little shaky this season – I suppose Pardew is training this in to him also.

    Yes, new defenders will need time to settle and I would expect the process of them being integrated will be thought out and approached much like Pardew usually does, cautiously. I’m not expecting two new defenders and then to be playing beautiful football. It will take time and that’s what I thought we were giving Pardew.

    Did I expect us to have a EL run this year? Not really. Liked the idea, but no major expectations for this year. For me, to think we would cause a major stir was massively unrealistic.

    My objectives for this season. Keep the team together, add some key players and qualify for Europe again. That was what I felt in the summer and still what I feel now. Fast flowing, attractive football is not an overnight exercise, i’m not even sure it’s a season long exercise unless you’re buying players ready made (yes we have some, but it’s a team sport and individual performances will only get you so far).

    Look at any of the teams that play the football we want. I can’t think of any that implemented them straight away.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #31

    Fray…..Sorry about that. I will calm myself 🙂

    Breathe in, breathe out.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Ibiza… I have decided that we are undecided on the problem that is Newcastle United 🙂

    …why are we dicussing whether Pardew should be sacked or not. What should that help…quick fixes are never any good.

    …I don’t even think it is a fix. But maybe it is a good think if he realize the heat is on him to change things.

    So now we are paying more for Debuchy than was reported we had agreed with Lille in the first place in the summer!

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #33

    dead man walkin
    Your constructive opinion is most welcome.
    My take on it is this
    Simpson is BEST RIGHTBACK at the club…
    Santon is a left back has always been a left back and was bought as such….agreed though he could play at rightback, but anybetter than simpson there?? eg have you seen him play there enough to know he is better? I havent.
    Anita was not a neccesary buy. Money could and should have been spent strengthening other areas IMO. Said that from the day we signed him.

    Pardew has openly stated that Anita has to have time to adjust…..on several occasions, meaning he feels there are better players in his postion. I think though time he will come good.

    I dont know this for sure but I have convinced myself anita was bought to replace Check the toastie…cos he is a complete knob….SORRY I meant Chiek Tiotie as they thought they would get a big bid for him in the Jan Transfer window! We are grossly overstocked in CM.

    Being a full dutch international should not guarantee you a place in any team.

    but points all taken aboard. its all about opinions 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #34

    Can you girlies put your handbags down. Thought we were actually managing to have an adult discussion.

    If not, my dads bigger than yours (wait, he probably isn’t), my older brother (nope, don’t have one of them), I will (damn it, i’ll do nothing). Fine, I’m wrong, you’re right.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Jesper….Really? You don’t think we’ve nearly sorted it all out? There was me thinking we’d cracked it! 🙂

    Pardew isn’t getting sacked anytime soon, unless we really decline in to the bottom of the table or if he tried to steal the last pork pie at his next meeting with Ashley.

    As for what we’re paying for Lille…it’s in the papers. Nothing to say he is joining or what the fee is in reality. This topic will keep coming until he moves somewhere. I hope it’s to us and I imagine it will be somewhere between £5-6m.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza
    its just the little no marks who come on here and start slagging off the team after a defeat when we werent second best by any stretch of the imagination, and come out with sh1t like we have a clueless manager and hes a pr1ck etc.
    Played off the park….blaaa blaaaa blaaaa.

    “dont you threaten me like you di 2 years ago snivel snivel” honestly.

    Get a grip man.
    We are sat in 10th not a million miles off top 4 with over half the season to play FFS!!!

    If your gonna blame anyone, surely the board has to take a fair whack of the blame for leaving the squad threadbare and risking our position in europe by having to play younguns!

    Ill stick by the Manager and the team thanks.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Les….You are a funny one, I must admit. Sometimes I find myself agreeing with you completely, but at other times not so much 🙂

    In this instance, I absolutely do agree with you. I think Pardew has and is doing a good job with the restrictions he has. Therefore, as you say, most blame, should be put to the board.

    There are many factors this season, so it is hard to isolate where the real issues are. Seems that the easiest option is to revert to sack the manager calls for some, which imo is a real shame. I know some go overboard with their praising of Pardew, but this current swarm really is amazing to me.

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  • Les Grossman

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Ibiza
    I aim to please my adoring public!!

    I also wear JOOP, just like the wonderful pards…..

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  • DG MAGPIE

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #39

    I was beyond frustrated with this weekends performance and agree with some of the comments on Pardews negative taticts.
    However as the ultimate optimist I’m hoping cisse will pull his head out his arse it get that stroke of luck he needs to kick start his season. CAN’T WAIT to see check tanking around St James’ as we turn over Swansea and hopefully beat Wigan & Southampton and get 5 points from Fulham city and united we will be where we need to be.
    Like I say optimistic ! 😉
    HWTL

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Nov 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Les….And what a fine job you do good sir 🙂

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