It’s important that Newcastle start to pick up points and move up the league table soon, as our great season last year is now in danger of being forgotten, and unless we can recover some of the form that got us to a fantastic 5th place in the league last season and move up the league table, some of the glitter associated with Newcastle will start disappearing.
Mathieu Debuchy - in France’s colors
If Newcastle are languishing near the bottom of the league table come January, it may become difficult to get some top players to come to Newcastle either in January or in the summer, so our next few games are extremely important.
Alan Pardew has hinted that even three new players could be arriving next month, and one of them could be Mathieu Debuchy – the French International right back who Newcastle pursued without success in the summer.
This saga with Mathieu has dragged on for about a year now - and this is what Debuchy told L’Equipe yesterday:
“At Lille I have not been told ‘you have to leave during the transfer window because we have money problems’” “But after all, if an offer arrives and it suits everyone…England, Newcastle, I won’t change my opinion within six months.”
“I have asked my agents not to speak to me about this again as long as there is nothing concrete.” “It knocked me back a bit last summer and I don’t feel like going down this road again.”
From that it would appear that Mathieu would be only too willing to move to Newcastle next month, but only if Newcastle come in with a firm offer, and presumably an improved one from last summer.
We still think Mathieu would be a tremendous signing for the club, and the news in the local papers late last week was that Newcastle are targeting a right back, center-back and a striker – and if that’s true then Mathieu could be the right back.
We hope Mathieu is the right back Newcastle will attempt to bring in next month.
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