After the comments of Mathieu Debuchy a couple of days ago, we were almost ready to say he’ll be another top player who will leave Newcastle this summer, but of course you can never be absolutely sure of what he really did say, or the context in which he made those comments.
Mathieu Debuchy – he’s happy at Newcastle
And not surprisingly Alan Pardew was asked about the Debuchy comments today in his press conference for the Aston Villa game, and the fact Mathieu said he is at Newcastle through the end of this season, but is unsure where he will be after that, the manager has said that Mathieu is happy at Newcastle:
“I don’t think it’s accurate.” “I spoke to him, and he’s happy at this football club.” “He’s signed for another four years, I think.” “He’s done very well for us.”
But of course as we’ve pointed out before, Newcastle are not the masters of their own destiny – because if a big bid does come in for Debuchy from a major club like PSG – Mike Ashley will sell – in the same way he sold both Carroll and Cabaye.
Mathieu is a popular player on Tyneside, and he was an excellent buy from Lille just over a year ago, and Mathieu’s already become a much better player at Newcastle, and he’s been one of Newcastle’s best players in this his first full season on Tyneside.
Of course at one point Yohan Cabaye was also happy on Tyneside, before Arsenal came a calling last August.
But it would be tragic if we lost Mathieu in the summer, and it’s about time Newcastle held onto their best players, and tried to build a top side around those good players we already have.
But we’ve been saying that for almost seven years now ….
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