Lille star keen on Newcastle switch

Lille defender Mathieu DebuchyMathieu Debuchy has declared his disappointment at failing to reach an agreement with Newcastle last summer, but hopes a deal can be agreed in the future, report talkSPORT.

The Premier League side trailed the right-back for the majority of the last transfer window with manager Alan Pardew making no secret of his desire to bring the 27-year-old to St James’ Park.

However, despite both player and club being keen on concluding a move, an agreement could not be reached with Lille who regard the French international as a key amber of their squad.

With the long-term of future of Danny Simpson in doubt, it’s thought that the Magpies may return with a bid this winter, and Debuchy has welcomed the speculation:

“The president (Michel Seydoux) did not want me to go to Newcastle but yes, I was disappointed,

“I hope there will be other opportunities but I’m 200 per cent committed to Lille.”

Debuchy is widely believed to be one of the finest full-backs in French football, with his attractive attacking abilities complemented by a solid reading of the game.

As a result he has attracted the attention of Real Madrid who see him as an ideal addition to their squad.

Newcastle may hold the upper hand on their Spanish rivals for his signature, with first-team football almost guaranteed in the black and white jersey.

The presence of his former team-mate Yohan Cabaye may also be a factor in convincing him to move to the North East of England.


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