No Debuchy move in January, says Debuchy
Posted on December 1st, 2012 | 15 Comments |
Any fading hope of another Newcastle United transfer move for Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy in the forthcoming January transfer window were seemingly extinguished by the player himself in one of his most recent press conferences.
Speaking on the forthcoming January transfer window, the silly haired Frenchman had this to say:
“I will not be leaving the team in the middle of the championship, I don’t like the Winter transfer window,”
However he then started to tease potentially interested parties once again by saying:
“In the future you never know what can happen. I prefer not to think about it.”
Speaking of a conference with the Lille leaders after his potential transfer in the Summer, the slightly petulant, attention seeking full back then added:
“I saw the leaders of the club in the Summer. They’re were some things I liked and others I didn’t.
After all the acrimony and accusations of the Summer, any potential deal with the Magpies was probably unlikely anyway with Newcastle United steadfastly refusing to pay a fair price. Instead, their tactics seemed to consist of trying to unsettle the player until he forced his current club into letting him go at the cut price fee they wanted. When that failed, Newcastle United’s managing Director Derek Llambias then accused the Lille directors of misleading the club over the price he was available for, which was hardly great diplomacy. Besides that, the opportunity of joining a club which could be embroiled in a relegation battle by the New Year probably wouldn’t hold much appeal for Debuchy either, or any other ambitious overseas player wanting to make an impression in the Premiership for that matter.