Man Utd attempted to sign Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy on a loan move on the transfer deadline day of the January transfer window. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blocked the move and the France international instead joined Ligue 1 club Bordeaux on a loan move.
However, it seems like United’s interest in the Arsenal player hasn’t died down. According to French source Get French Football News, United scouts were present at Matmut Atlantique stadium to watch over the 30-year old in the Ligue 1 game between Bordeaux and Nice.
Debuchy had fallen down the pecking order at Emirates Stadium following the emergence of Hector Bellerin last season. He wanted a move to ensure regular playing time as he thought his place in the France national squad for the summer’s Euro Cup was in jeopardy.
He signed for Arsenal from Newcastle United for a transfer fee believed to be around £12 million in 2014.
His time at the club was disrupted by injuries, and he managed only 12 league appearances during his one-and-a-half year stay at the club. He recently suggested that he would be looking for a way out of the club in the summer transfer window.