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Debuchy Position Now Clear – It’s Uncertain

8:28 am, Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

We reported yesterday that Newcastle were keeping tabs on Toulouse right back Serge Aurier, who is only 21 and has improved dramatically at Toulouse, and we suspected it may be in case Mathieu Debuchy leaves in the summer.

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Mathieu Debuchy – could leave this summer

And it’s being reported in the Northern Echo today that Graham Carr, the Newcastle Chief Scout, has been told to scout for decent right backs, just in case Debuchy does leave the club.

Of course we don’t really have an out-and-out right back to take over from Debuchy when he’s injured, and Yanga-Mbiwa has played that role in the last few games since Mathieu has been out injured.

But he had a nightmare game last time out at Southampton, and was hauled off at the break, and the now fit again Davide Santon took over and did OK for his first time back.

Certainly if Newcastle can get somebody of Aurier’s ability and stature in, we would be in a much better position to allow Mathieu to leave.

But it’s now unclear whether Debuchy will leave in the summer, but it seems good planning to have some right backs lined up in case it does happen.

Mathieu has improved so much in the short time since he’s been on Tyneside, that he is looking for Champions League football, and it’s now a case of getting the required (high) fee for him before allowing him to leave.

But if PSG do come in and offer decent money for him he could be gone, and Newcastle will have to bring somebody in – and that’s why we will probably be linked with a few right backs in the summer.

So it’s clear what the Debuchy situation is right now – it’s uncertain. :D

But if Debuchy is sold, it should be early in the summer, so Newcastle know where they stand – and these last minute deals usually result in no replacement being brought in.

Newcastle cannot allow that to happen again this summer, which is shaping up to be a massive transfer window, and hopefully a very good transfer window for the cub.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Mathieu Debuchy · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Wandering Geordie // Apr 3, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    No comment

  • 2 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 3, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/newcastleunited/id/1902?&cc=3436

  • 3 firebug666 // Apr 3, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    It’s normal at this time of year to be linked with every footballer for every position and within our price range, an of cause some that are out of our price range.

    It’s so simple if you are a fan, wait and see what happens, because as we all know Newcastle NEVER release any information on any subject especially transfers until it is a done deal.

    The press will speculate, the fans will get their hopes up as usual, only to have them dashed when the player involved signs somewhere else, and Newcastle will bring in a relatively unknown who will be a hit and miss player on Tyneside.

    Relax, chill out and just hope for the best, after all there is nothing else we can do.

  • 4 lesh // Apr 3, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Here we go again, ‘just in case Debuchy does leave the club.’. Will this lot ever learn?

    Rather than wait for Debuchy’s likely departure, surely it makes sense to buy s too-drawer RB before we’re held to ransom, faced with massive demands for fees and wages, ala the fiasco when Cabaye went?

  • 5 Himanshu Dhingra // Apr 3, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    We won’t be held to ransom!

    Hypothetically

    How much Ashley would have bid for Ronaldo? he went for 80 million.

  • 6 sweendog // Apr 3, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    why is it that if we get Serge Aurier then debuchy is moved on .. the top 6 teams have 2 players of quality in each position .. this is another one of our long list of problems .. we have no cover if a player is injured or suspended ..

  • 7 sweendog // Apr 3, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    lesh .. if only debuchy wasn’t nailed on to leave .. ie that he thought Newcastle are progressing .. imagine if we improve on positions in the team rather than replace key players in positions ..

  • 8 jimmygscot // Apr 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

    When will United realise that French defenders cannot defend, look at the number of French players they have signed previously who have not made it in the premier League.
    Of the present bunch of French players only Reimy & Debeuchy are quality, the rest would not get games at any other Premier League club.
    Come on Newcastle look elsewhere for your players. look at Southampton British born players were up for the battle. remember those long gone days when the NUFC squad was mainly British and played with a passion?

  • 9 lesh // Apr 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM

    Yes sweendog @7…… sadly Ashley’s more concerned with the bottom line in the short term and doesn’t seem to want to show any ambition other than to turn the club into a financially viable business that’ll provide his companies with free marketing!

    If only… but we might as well wait for pigs to develop wings!




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