There are conflicting press accounts about that status of any agreement between Newcastle and Arsenal on right back Mathieu Debuchy moving to Arsenal, but there are reports now from the Chronicle that Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell could be part of a player exchange deal.
Joel Campbell – after scoring for Costa Rica against Uruguay
There are reports in London that Arsenal could also offer right back Carl Jenkinson, who Newcastle were supposed to be interested in a few months ago, and it would appear to be a good deal if Newcastle can do some kind of part exchange deal for Debuchy.
Newcastle need strikers and Joel Campbell would be the better option, especially since Italian press reports yesterday suggested Newcastle have an agreement in principle with Feyenoord, to sign Dutch International right back Daryl Janmaat.
The Magpies could also sign Joel on a one year loan deal, but we would assume Newcastle would take the player permanently if he was offered, since we are having some trouble getting our top striker targets to Tyneside.
West Ham, Everton and Southampton are also interested in the player, but Newcastle could force Campbell to be part of the Debuchy deal, and that seems to be good business for the club.
That’s especially true after what happened last season, when Newcastle took Loic Remy on loan, but he then wanted to join a bigger club after he had a good season on Tyneside – and that could also happen with Joel if we take him on loan.
What do you think?
Written in England while on vacation.