Newcastle United Confident Of Completing January Signing of French Full-Back Mathieu Debuchy

St James’ Park side still chasing Ligue 1 defender.

Newcastle will go back in for Mathieu Debuchy in the January transfer window – and are confident they can finally land the Lille star.

Magpies boss Alan Pardew pursued Debuchy for most of the summer but Lille held firm and kept their man.

Newcastle remain keen, however, and Pardew has receiving encouraging signs from the Ligue Un club to suggest this time they will be successful in their bid for Debuchy.


Alan Pardew has been chasing 27 year old right-back Mathieu Debuchy for months and even appeared to have come close to signing the Lille defender, only to see their hopes dashed and the transfer window slammed shut.

The Lille full-back enjoyed a good solid campaign last term, enjoyed a good run of form at the Euro 2012 finals and seemed likely to secure a move to St James’ Park. However even though a deal had apparently been agreed by the Ligue 1 side and the Magpies, Newcastle United saw the goal-posts moved again and Alan Pardew opted to give up the chase.

Since then long term contract rebel Danny Simpson has signed a new deal and that may leave any move for the 27 year old one-club man somewhat obsolete.

However Pardew still wants Debuchy. Perhaps the St James’ Park boss sees the French international as a player who can challenge Simpson for the right-back berth and help give his squad some much needed strength in depth.

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