This Player Newcastle’s Best Bet To Replace Debuchy?

Newcastle have already been linked with two Dutch players to replace Mathieu Debuchy this summer, one is Feyenoord right back Daryl Janmaat, who is still with the Dutch squad in Brazil, and the other is Ajax right-back Ricardo van Rhijn.

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Sergie Aurier – good replacement for Debuchy

But Ricardo picked up a torn hamstring injury in Ajax training on Thursday,  and could be out for up to three months, so that could well put off any deal Newcastle were trying to make for the 23 year-old.

Newcastle have been linked this summer with 21 year-old Toulouse right-back Serge Aurier, who was also fancied by Arsenal, until Wenger went for the more experienced Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle.

Aurier played quite well in the World Cup and was credited with two assists in the win over Japan, and he’s not only very good as an attacking right-back but he’s also sound defensively – and at only 21 – he can improve big time on Tyneside.

It would appear that Aurier would be an excellent replacement for Mathieu Debuchy, and he wouldn’t cost that much either.

Sergie signed for Toulouse from Lens back in 2012, and since then he has played 80 games for them with 8 goals and 12 assists – so you can see from those stats that he’s a very good attacking right-back – just what Newcastle need.

The 5’9″ full-back played 55 times for Lens,  so at only 21 he has played 135 games in France and 10 times for the full Ivory Coast side.

He could be a great signing for us.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Written while on vacation in England.

5 comments so far

  • IITianToon

    Jul 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Would obviously be a good replacement. But whats his price?

  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jul 7, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Breaking: Newcastle United have agreed a deal in principle to sign Dutch right-back Daryl Janmaat. #NUFC

  • joeinthecheapseats

    Jul 7, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Nothing on the English sites it’s coming from Italian and Dutch sources about Janmat

  • FAU

    Jul 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #4

    Im not his fan Ed. He attacks too much and forget his defend duties, Alain Casanova(touluse coach) used him as a right midfielder instead in few months of the season because his attacking ability. and he also likes to dribble. I think dribbler unless you’re world class doesn’t suit in epl, even hatem who i thought a very good dribbler lost our ball a lot. So Janmaat is my number one option, he;s been solid at the back since 2007 in eerste till now.

  • Sav

    Jul 7, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Being a selling club is all very well. but the margins of success and failure are very very tight. If you keep on replacing your sold players with ones who are ‘nearly as good’ you’ll soon end up relegated.
    Funnily enough, when we first signed him, the player every big club was supposed to be scouting was Cheik Tiote, who is still here, has had a world cup run and there’s no sign of hid imminent departure. I hope he is made captain for the coming season as it seems to make him 2 inches taller as the responsibility sits well with him.


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