Newcastle United to renew interest in full-back?

By on September 24, 2012 - 56 views

Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy is still being monitored by Newcastle United, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The Magpies failed in their multiple attempts to lure the full-back from Ligue 1 in the summer but are hoping they can finally land the star in January. Lille’s resilience throughout the summer allowed them to keep hold of Debuchy despite the French international making it clear he would prefer a switch to Newcastle.

Debuchy has 10 international caps to his name and was part of the France squad during Euro 2012, earning plaudits for his solid displays. Back in August, Debuchy told French paper, L’Equipe: “One day, this is because the supply is insufficient to Newcastle. One day, the coach who is blocking me.

“One day, it was President. I feel that everyone does not have the same speech.

“I’m close to Yohan [Cabaye] and I followed his season. Now I have the chance to play in the best league in the world.”

Newcastle’s current first choice right-back, Danny Simpson, is out of contract at the end of the campaign.

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