Debuchy bid rejected

Debuchy action hots up
Lille have rejected a bid from Newcastle for right-back Mathieu Debuchy according to the French press.

Both French regional La Voix and French national L’Equipe are reporting that a bid of €5 million has been knocked back by Lille chairman Michel Seydoux.

Debuchy is under contract until 2015 at Lille although there has been increasing speculation over the future of the former team-mate of Yohan Cabaye for some time now, especially as the player continues to impress on the international stage with France over the summer. It is believed that Lille are looking at closer to €8 million before agreeing to any deal.

Crudely translated by Google and refined a tiny bit by me, this is what the Lille chairman had to say on the matter.

“Newcastle proposed a fee this week of five million euros for Mathieu Debuchy who is under contract until June 2015,” said Seydoux.

He added: “We are not sellers. We did not sign a new contract with Mathieu last year to get one further season. He is part of our plans. He is a man of Lille!”

He may well be a man of Lille for now, but everyone has their price and Newcastle can pay that price up front, in one hit, using cold hard cash which gives us the edge in the transfer market in my opinion, and is part of the reason why we seem to have such a strong bargaining hand in the transfer market these days.

I’m assuming that Newcastle will be going back in with another bid considering the one they just offered was in the region of £4 million. A fee of £5 million would give Lille just over €6 million which, as mentioned before, is likely to be paid in one hit. Would that be enough to tempt them to do a deal? or would they be happy to wait another few years or depending on strings attached to a deal to get the full amount they are said to be looking for?

I don’t think we’ll see any real movement until after France get knocked out of the European Championships to be honest. It’s unlikely any player is going to be allowed to leave his international camp to travel for the necessary formalities like medicals and such whilst the competition is ongoing.

Mind you it does seem that after all this time Newcastle are indeed interested and are willing to bid for the player. Hopefully Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa can have a word in Debuchy’s ear and get him to favour a move to us over anything else.

Get to work boys!

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108 thoughts on “Debuchy bid rejected

  1. i still say england are a poor side,theres nee guile in the team,milner is crap dont rate johnson much (says a lot for simpson) for international players unable to hold the ball against teams like,even we scored first goal we sat back and were unable to hold the ball,nice to see them get through like but just dont impress me ime afraid,the class and skill in the PL doesnt come from many english players imo 🙁


  2. Does the Daily Mail actually hate us? They’re talking about how Chelsea will ‘snatch’ Debuchy from under our noses, no actual evidence, they just claim it. If its true and he leaves for Chelsea I’ll be really annoyed with the club for being such cheapskates instead of just paying the team what the players worth.


  3. That’s the problem with the euros…easy scouting. If the euros were played last year, we might have been priced out of cabaye. Just goes to show once again that Carr knows what he’s doing.


  4. 😯




  5. As I understand it you put in a bid so that your interest is expressed and you are then kept informed of other interest.


  6. Doubt it would matter what the first bid was, Lille would still wait until after the Euros to start an auction to get as much as they can.

    Well done England :mrgreen:


  7. Yeah I dunno why people are getting so uppity by saying that it’s a low bid. We do know what we’re doing in the transfer market these days and remember all of our bids are cash up front these days…. Nowt to say we won’t return with a better one…..

    Jeses christ I’d like to sell you guys some bits and bobs. I’d get top dollar at first time of asking with no negotiation 😆


  8. Laudrup appointed as manager for Swans:-O
    I Think they played some awesome type of football last season.

    I watched The two french games and i really followed Debuchy closely.
    I Think he is massive going forward and his timing is excellent!
    Defensive he is actually pretty weak. The ukraine left wing left him stranded 5 times during The match! Really poor!

    But we Can help him to become stronger in that area of his game. Remember Santon and Barfa.
    Alot of work was done there and it payed off


  9. Andy@78 -It’s in the Mirror as well. I say we leave it now until after Euros befor making anymore bids ,see if Chelsea make a move as we can’t compete with them anyway . If they or any other big boys don’t make a move then try offering say £6m and barter up to £7m max .I don’t think we should pay more than that as he’s 26 and say we got 3yrs out of him, we would be selling a 29 year old on and need some return on the investment. I certainly wouldn’t be held to ransom over him or any player for that matter. However I feel it’s important we don’t start disrespecting other clubs with derisory offers, after all M.A wouldn’t be impressed if some club offered £4m for one of our top players. 😉


  10. I doubt debuchy goes for anything less than 10m when all is said and done. I think France will go far which will keep upping his value. Unless of course he insists on newcastle


  11. Come on man! If it was a bid of interest why £4m – exactly half of what the value him at?
    Why not go in with £1-2m if it’s just to lodge an interest for the player?!
    People are seriously deluded if they think this isn’t Newcastle trying to get a player for peanuts again. Granted Toonsy, it may be a cash up front bid but no club (unless they face liquidation) is going to accept a half price bid just coz they get the cash now!! Maybe if he said £6m cash up front they may well consider a closer offer but going in low and playing hard ball doesn’t win friends and may put clubs off wanting to do business with you.

    The reality is that we need to strengthen our defence and forwards – especially if Simpson and Ba leave next month, so we shouldn’t be pissing about, we should have players for those positions already in place to sign on the dotted line, they have managed it with Amalfitano (yet another midfielder) so get it done for the positions we are most lacking.


  12. In my mind he isnt worth 8 mill!

    He is a good player but no way better in his defensive skills compared to Simpson and if we want to give Benny some freedom on The right side, Then we must have a good defensive fullback


  13. “Galatasaray have ended their pursuit of #NUFC striker Demba Ba – according to club president. Will get more from a Turkish journalist soon.”

    Aysal: “The deal for Ba has not been completed. We’re still looking for a senior striker and Demba Ba is not that player” #NUFC


  14. So it looks like Ba and his many representitives have priced him out of a big money move then, good that’s our gain then. 😉


  15. Sharpy don’t forget as lam******* said our 1st bid is close to our best bid, so maybe they go in low so that lille say **** you and sell him to someone else that put in a decent offer.
    Then we can say we tried to get him but we won’t pay over the odds and be held to ransom 😉


  16. Kim , I think the move breakdown will be due more to his knees than his many representatives .

    I will be quite surprised if Ba moves from Newcastle this year.


  17. aye he also said he had concern over his medical in turkey,i think the lad has to think hard,very few clubs will sign him because of his knee they just cannot get insurance and wont lay out large cash on the chance of something going wrong,think hard old lad 😕


  18. @100. I’m not saying I disagree on his worth, but if all the club wants is a defensive RB to support Benny then why not just pay Simpson what he wants?

    Sidekick/Ice. Agree with you. A big club may take a chance on 8M fee but would be far more reluctant to give him a big contract because they will never get the insurance


  19. All the clubs he has been linked with the only one to have actually shown genuine interest have backed out becuase of his uninsurable gammy knee which will stop 99.9% of clubs from looking twice.

    He has a month and a bit to get his entourage a big pay day or do the sensible thing and commit to a club on the up, back in europe where he is appreciated and a certain starter…


  20. Demba Ba is entitled to earn as much money as he can. That’s what it is all about at the end of the day. If he is being touted around, then we’ll just have to wait and see, time will show if he is still at the club at the start of the season.

    It’s a bit of a pisser though, cos the fans have to spend the summer worrying about losing a top striker, who to all intents and purposes the fans have taken to their hearts. Secondly the club cannot completely move forward with the search for a replacement striker on the supposition that Ba will move on.

    I suppose that is a draw back when you are a top five club with a host of top players interesting other clubs. This time two seasons we were asking Cabaye who, Tiote who…Tim Krul too young etc etc. Now these players have really made the breakthrough.

    Great stuff having all these top players at the toon, hope we can hang onto them all !!!!

    Howay the lads, keep the faith !!!


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