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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