Monaco Interested In Yet Another Top Newcastle Player

Newcastle players Mathieu Debuchy and Yohan Cabaye are with the French squad in South America, and could play today in the game with Uruguay.

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Mathieu Debuchy – eyed by Monaco?

France have a two game mini tour in South America, with their second and final game against Brazil on Sunday, June 9th, and French manager Didier Deschamps has said he will play two separate sides against Uruguay and Brazil, so players will start only one game.

Cabaye has been linked already this summer with PSG and Monaco, and his best friend 27 year-old Debuchy has also been linked with Monaco yesterday.

The French club have just been promoted and are owned by a Russian Billionaire, and they have already spent over £100M on three players this summer – is football going mad or is it just me?

OK, it’s just me.

Debuchy was asked if he had seen the links with Monaco, and this is what he said:

“I saw it, but with Monaco, there are new names of players every day. It makes me smile.” “I discovered another championship with things that I like a lot: the atmosphere, the intensity of matches.”

“”Mentally, it takes the same energy, but the game is a little different.” “Last winter, there were many arrivals all of a sudden, it was difficult to work in such a short time.”

“But with the arrival of pre-season, we will be able to prepare well and play at the top of the table next season.” “Mentally, it’s OK.” “But physically, I have had a hard season in the legs.”

“This is not the best time to go to Brazil. But it’s still a good opportunity one year before the World Cup.”

Debuchy joined Newcastle from Lille for £5.5M in January, and he played some good games and had some rough games for Newcastle, as he tried to adjust to the faster and more physical nature of the game in England.

Yoan Gouffran, Massadio Haidara, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Moussa Sissoko joined him at Newcastle in the week following our disastrous defeat to Reading 2-1 – so Newcastle already have five new players this year, and they have the advantage of now having already experienced football in England, and should be a lot better next season.

Newcastle will bring in at least a striker and a center-back this summer, plus a number of top youngsters.

But it seems that Mike Ashley will hang onto his top players, and will only sell for ridiculous fees – but Monaco have already shown they are capable of paying out silly money this summer for players they want.

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24 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    doubt it ,,, only been here half a season

  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning gents!

    How are things on here today? Same old same old? 🙂

  • Edlines

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #3

    Can see it now from the lazy hacks. Debuchy to leave, Simpson to stay now Tulisa Constantcontrolfreak has dumped him!

  • valle

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Torq… It depends, any news mate? :o)

  • valle

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #5

    damn smileys

  • croftus5678

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #6

    lots of rumours or outgoings not many of incomings.

  • Indian Magpie

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7


    Thats because other clubs are working and our powers that be are lying on top of ech other on holidays


    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    would anyone take a decent profit on Debuchy, and give Simpson another contract? I rate Simpson as a decent player.. hardley a world beater but can do a job for sure

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #9

    Morning Torq…visiting France these days?

  • naptoon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #10

    i’ll place a bet monaco wont sign any of our french players lazy journalism … psg and monaco have money and are french therefore must be after french players … look newcastle have got loads!
    french players who sign for monaco wont get tax free earnings …. how long till they’re linked with benzema hazard sissoko ribery … just bs methinks and i hope they do a tri color version of qpr!

  • croftus5678

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #11


    no chance raylor is better than simpson imo (not at defence but add’s a lot more forward wise)
    besides debuchy would not go he’s just come here and has not even settled yet.

  • HullMag6

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #12

    Brad Inman cam or winger? I think we’ll see him vukic fergie Campbell Bigi and possibly good/streete being named aa fringe 1st teamers so it wouldn’t surprise me if we only signed as predicted 1 cf and 1 cb. Unless any of dekkas purples get sold or they’ve sniffed out some proper bargains.


    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #13


    Yeah I agree, I wasn’t suggesting Debuchy will leave.. just a hypothetical idea!
    However I don’t think Raylor will be the same player he was anymore after the two injuries.. I hope he is though as i rate him as well

  • TorqToon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #14

    Valle – I will give your smilie a grade of B- I’m afraid!!! 🙂

    All eerily quiet at my end mate. Very busy last week and some excellent news with regards one of our priority targets. But whilst things are a tad rough on here I’m not going to name names just yet.

    Getting bored with the press linking a different player away each day! Such lazy journalism.


    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:49 AM

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Debuchy is probably being summoned for a severe rollocking for suggesting we might be playing at the top of the table he might even totally over step the Mark and mention that he would like to see some fresh faces.

  • Smallietoon123

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #17

    the amount of bollocks you write on this blog ed is ridiculous……… you clearly just get all your stories from sportsdirectnews which is all fabricated rubbish please sort it out and only post plausible rumours

  • naptoon

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #18

    is it a priority signing we would be excited about … or more like pearce?

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jun 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #19

    Talk…I would probably have to say thanks but no thanks!

    …this season for me is all about upgrating our fringe or if you will squad players; the likes of Raylor, Perch, Gos, Amalfi, Shola and Ober.

    We need better squad players it is as simple as that.

    Players like Fergy, Ameobi, Bigi, Haris and Tav don’t seem to be. anywhere near ready for first team football. The need to go out on loan to the right club with the right setup.

    This probably goes for other youngsters at the club as well.

    A huge problem for Newcastle over the past two seasons have been Pardew have had a favorite starting 11. And when injuries have hit us he has been clueless about what to do and who to play.

    In his defense though most of the players mentioned above have failed him; but it is not their fault entirely. Newcastle is to blame I think.


    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #20


    Yeah, Oba, Fergi, Ameobi(s), Tav… the list goes on, crap development with the club.. nowhere near the level of which they were talked about this time last season.
    WIthout EL this season the squad may not be so stretched, but strength in depth is they key methinks…

  • Slank

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #21

    I have now added Debuchy to the very increasing long list of players Ed has said could leave:

    Tiote (wants to stay)
    Ben Arfa

  • toonluvva

    Jun 5, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #22

    Debuchy will not leave in the summer.

    However, if we have a bad start to next season he’ll be one of many wanting to leave in January.

    I just wish someone could bypass Llambias and get Ashley to understand that running a football club is not like running any other business.

    The players want to be associated with well run successful clubs with a modicum of ambition. If NUFC do not show that ambition with decent signings in the summer, then good players will leave and we’ll be left those who really can’t get a place elsewhere.

  • toonincheek

    Jun 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #23

    I too think Yohan and Debuchy will stay.
    But – it just shows that we have some really good
    players when other clubs are interested in them.

    They know the players have performed below their
    true abilities this season, and are hoping to pick them
    up cheaper for that reason.

  • Norpie

    Jun 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #24

    Would have been easier (and probably better business) to just buy Newcastle, and then add the Falcao and the other trophy signings there instead 🙂


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