Manchester City Reported After Mathieu Debuchy


There are reports today that Manchester City are interested in signing Newcastle United’s 28 year-old French International right back Mathieu Debuchy – and thanks to reader Alexander Hunt for alerting us to the news.

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Mathieu Debuchy – Manchester City interested

With Brazilian right-back Maicon having moved to AS Roma, Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that the new City manager Manuel Pellegrini is interested in signing the 14 times capped French International, presumably to replace Maicon.

Mathieu was only signed by Newcastle in January from Lille for around £6M, after Newcastle haggled with Lille all last summer on the proposed transfer, but couldn’t agree a fee at that time, but then Newcastle eventually signed him eight months ago.

Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta are the two players who can play for City at right back at the moment, and therefore Debuchy would compete with these two players for which of the three would be the starting right back at the former Premier League Champions.

That doesn’t seem to be much of a move for Debuchy, and of course it all depends on how much the Manchester club would be willing to pay for Debuchy, and  Mike Ashley would want maybe double what Newcastle paid for the Frenchman in January, although there is no reason to think that the player would want to leave Newcastle.

Newcastle do have Davide Santon, Massadio Haidara and Paul Dummett who can play at full-back,  but if Debuchy was to leave, then the Magpies would need to bring in a replacement.

It’s interesting news that we will be following – but Debuchy is currently Newcastle’s starting right back, and now that he’s used to the Premier League having played 14 times for the Magpies, we expect the former Lille defender to be a much improved player next season.

We’d be very surprised if this deal comes to fruition.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Note: I had to delete the article on the sighting of Loic Remy in Newcastle that I had released earlier –  the photos were copyright of Trinity Mirror – sorry about that.

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358 comments so far

  • Whoarya.com

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #1

    No chance

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  • Goodfella

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost;

    Krul
    Debuchy,colo,yanga,santon
    Anita,Sissoko
    Beny,Cabaye,Remy
    Cisse

    That’s my first 11. I would rotate Cabaye with Sissoko when needed and also Beny and Remy just to change things up.

    I can see the headlines now for next season THE BENY AND REMY SHOW!

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  • jazzyp

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Not gonna happen unless city come in with a massive bid to tempt Cashley.
    Spoof are you on utd 111 by any chance ???

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Stranger things have happened but they would have to pay at least 12M for him to be third choice, I really can’t see it.

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  • CDEVINE69

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #5

    HOPE NOT

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  • archaeomag

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #6

    He only just got here – would cost a fortune .. stretching the idea of “news” to the limit.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #7

    No offence to Debuchy who may come good this season after settling in, but why the hell would City go after him when they have the spending power to go out and get any player they want?

    The lad looked a good yard off the pace, was caught out of position numerous times and was rash as hell with his challenge’s

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Toonarmydownsouth
    0 mins ago
    BandB
    Good points!
    Confidence obviously played a huge role in both of pardews seasons
    The 5th place finish, the lads were absolutely flying, the play was fluid, the football was exciting and we looked a team who were in perfect harmony

    Last season couldn’t of been more different!
    Disjointed, panicked, scruffy football, no one wanted the ball, no one made any movement the midfield were stretched with gaping holes in it, cisse was isolated and looked despondent and lazy and worst of all we looked like we just couldn’t find a way out of our slump

    Pardew has highlight fitness as a major issue and the appointment of a fitness guru certainly seems a huge step
    But as you say tactics are the key and I can only hope that pardew evolves
    Hopefully with the arrival of remy we can go back to 433 with remy on the right and benny boy on the left

    WOW
    Ronaldo for Madrid 199 games – 201 goals

    @FutbolBible: Crystal Palace close in on Aston Villa’s Darren Bent & Arsenal’s Marouane Chamakh. [sky]

    @Newcastle_FC: Crewe are still hopeful of pushing through a deal for Newcastle midfielder Bradden Inman. http://t.co/iDVSpxtta9

    @GFN_France: READ: Gomis meeting later to sort out agent issues: http://t.co/iwEFnOdThX #OL #NUFC

    @GFN_France: Anigo, however has said Marseille do want to sign a striker. He said he could also see Gignac and Gomis together. #OM

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #9

    Jack Butler do you still want a pitch fork mate. Ha ha

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  • GatesheadMag

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Dont know what it is with this so called ‘line’. Its either really thick or has a wall in front of it beacuse its taking some doing getting players over it. Watched the bolton game and thought the korean, lee had a very good game, he looked a good player in the prem until he broke his leg

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #11

    Debs wouldn’t even get on citeh bench, this can’t be true.

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  • magpie6699

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #12

    Zabaleta plus £10 million and it’s a deal!

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  • JG83

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #13

    Yorkgeordie // Aug 5, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    I wish people would give up having a go at Gutti. He gives 100% even when he isn’t playing well. Perhaps we will have better options to start games but on the bench coming on when needed, especially if we are having problems defending on our left side, he will do for me.

    I am not Jonas biggest fan but if you are holding on for a win/draw away from home there is nobody else who I would want on the pitch. Works his socks off and also buys time with his runs up the line. Doesn’t matter if he can’t cross if we are running the clock down. Def worth having on the bench in my opionion

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  • Moe

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #14

    No Ed, no!

    We just had some Remy news, Please don’t chase it with some bad gossip

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Tonytoon73

    Get ’em oiled up mate, I’ve got the burning torches ready to go as if we don’t complete Remy soon we’ll be marching en mass on SJP 😀

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  • toonicle

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t see this happening at all. He just got here and is friends with Cabaye and others here as well, maybe next year when Cabaye moves on but not before.

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  • HullMag6

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Richards and Sinclair in exchange only for me

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  • Tonytoon73

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #18

    JB the torch is burning mate u

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Debs not good enough for citeh end of.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Would cost citeh a fortune
    No chance
    Where was this reported anyway?

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  • croftus5678

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    @12 jg83

    i dont think people have a go as such at guti just that he’s turned into a defensive player and is mostly played in an attacking position so gets critisism for that !

    your right he’s a great player (defensively) and always gives 100% and in a friendly he was played in cm and was awsome in both attack and defence (even though it was against weak oponents) think he needs to stay cm tbh to cover tiote ect.

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Sounds like bullshit. Unless they want Richards at CB.

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Jg83

    Wouldn’t have him any where near the bench.

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  • JG83

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #24

    aidytoon9

    So you think he offers nothing defensively?

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  • Moe

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #25

    JG83 @13

    I’m with in loving Guti, the lad works hard for the team.
    It’s just that effort alone isn’t good enough sometimes. I know another guy that LOVES the club, works his socks off for the team, Would you want him in your starting 11? his name is Shola Ameobi..
    just making a point..

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    @GeniusFootball: HAHAH! Fernando Torres turns an Epic fail into a brilliant skill last night! El Nino is desperate to score. WATCH – http://t.co/0WGLbuli5I

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  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Debuchy to Man City -clearly an invented rubbish story.

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  • Yorkgeordie

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #28

    JG
    couldn’t have put it better myself

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #29

    @TaylorandBesty: If you get 5 mins give this a read by @CaulkinTheTimes before it goes behind the pay wall. Tragic yet perfect. http://t.co/qYZCO5AFSD

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 5, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #30

    After seeing Derby against Blackburn yesterday. I hope we get Will Hughes in. Rhodes didn’t create or get much to work with.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #31

    Not sayin Debuchy is away, but city have plenty of money, this is a great opportunity do make some money for future transfers. Santon can be our full time right back. With the money we can bring in a 2nd choice RB, and and new left footed LB for first team player. Hairara can play bein the 2nd choice.
    I’d still be happy 2 keep Debuchy.

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  • Scottiedog

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #32

    These reports are not some child on Twitter are they?!?!?!?!?!

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  • aidytoon9

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes he does offer defensively but why have someone in team or on bench that just offers that.
    He is a winger and offers no goals or assists.

    I feel because he works hard and givers his all people get lost in that as I think he is not good enough.wa

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  • JG83

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Moe

    Didn’t say I wanted him anywhere near the starting 11. I said if we were 1-0 up at old Trafford with 20 mins to go I would like the option of bringing Remy off and Jonas on.

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  • supermags

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #35

    alreet lads and lasses my first time on this @13

    im not a fan of Jonas to be honest I would maybe play him more away from home against the better teams for his work rate (as we will be under more pressure) but at home I would play a better attacking winger than Jonas

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Lads Gutierrez is no longer a player good enough to be near the team. If he was thrown on with 10 mins to go to close out a closely fought match then fair enough, but 90mins?

    I’m pretty sure no one else made more apps than Guti last season, and he was shocking.

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  • colwell

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #37

    Gianluca Di Marzio ?@dimarzio 6h
    Newcastle, Debuchy verso il Manchester City http://fb.me/QaXiONPg

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  • JG83

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #38

    aidytoon9

    With 7 subs its good to have a defensive option on the bench especially away from home.

    You couldn’t fill a bench with forwards although the way we are linked with attacking players I think Kinnear might be contemplating it.

    What about swapping Debs for Dzeco and playing 2-3-5. Bring back the entertainers.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #39

    Supermags,
    Welcome to the blog,on Jonas, with Pardew he seems undroppable unlike Houghton who would leave him out when he didn’t up his game.

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  • JackButler

    Aug 5, 2013 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #40

    We can all slate Jonas till the cows come home but the fact remains that Pardew is way to attached to the lad to drop him.

    form doesn’t enter into the equation as proven by last season

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