News today that Mathieu Debuchy has arrived on Tyneside as the next step is getting the French international right back to sign for Newcastle United, and he is expected to attend the Newcastle’s tough game against Everton tonight.
This was first reported last Sunday night after terms – thought to €7M – which is around £5.6M – had finally been agreed between Newcastle and Lille after much haggling over the summer when a fee could not be agreed. We also think this deal could have been made several weeks ago as it was clear Newcastle had to bring in reinforcements in January.
There are reports there is still much to be done to have the transfer be complete, but his terms were agreed last summer, and we don’t expect there to be any problems in that area, with Newcastle more than doubling Mathieu’s wages.
There will need to be a medical completed but we don’t expect this to take too long, and hopefully Newcastle could even announce the signing tomorrow, and it will be a terrific one for the Magpies, as this lad can make a big difference in our back four – and his physical style seems perfect for the Premier League.
This seems a great signing for Newcastle, although we should have completed the deal in August - but better late than never.
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