As per one of the latest reports by the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion are interested in bringing Arsenal’s reserve right-back, Mathieu Debuchy, to the Hawthorns in the ongoing transfer window to inject some resilience into the backline. The Baggies have Craig Dawson for the aforesaid position and have also used Allan Nyom at times when Dawson was sidelined with an injury but it appears as if the club is desirous to elevate the quality in their right-back position.
Debuchy has been pretty much overlooked by Arsene Wenger as the Frenchman has failed to get a single game in the Premier League so far this season. Ever since the emergence of Hector Bellerin, the stature of Debuchy has diminished considerably. The Frenchman, however, remains keen to get more game time under his belt in order to enhance his chances of getting into the French national side in the World Cup and thus, he is likely to vouch for an outlet this month.
West Bromwich Albion are in all sorts of trouble at the moment in the league and frankly speaking, their chances of staying in the top division is in jeopardy. The Throstles are placed at the 19th spot in the league standings with 16 points to their name after 22 games. They have conceded 30 goals in the league so far and it goes without saying that they must tighten the screws at the back. In such a scenario, luring Debuchy out of the Emirates Stadium would make some sense.
The 32-year-old boasts of truckloads of experience under his belt, having plied his trade with Lille and Newcastle United, apart from Arsenal, of course. Despite his downfall in the red half of North London, Debuchy remains a wanted commodity amidst the football fraternity, with clubs in Turkey and France also being linked with him. Besides, the player has himself stated his desire to leave the ranks of the Gunners and his wish might get fulfilled this month.
Although his crossing abilities are questionable, more often than not, he is good with tackles and is relatively strong in the air. Besides, he is good at holding the ball and reads the game well. However, his £70,000-a-week scale of wage might hinder his prospects of joining any other club but if Alan Pardew manages to negotiate upon something less than his current wages, Albion might be able to earn themselves a really decent defender who has the potential to meet their needs.