French International Mathieu Debuchy Set To Join Alan Pardew’s French Revolution At Newcastle United

Alan Duffy

30th, December 2012


By Alan Duffy

With Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Sylvain Marveaux, and Gabriel Obertan  all currently at the club along with French-born Senegal international Demba Ba and youngsters Romain Amalfitano (French) and Mehdi Abeid (Algerian, French-born), Alan Pardew’s Newcastle has become something of a French Quarter in the north-east.

Now, Pardew is set to add even more top class Gallic talent to the Magpies in the form of Les Bleus right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who looks set to join the club from Lille.

A fine player, Debuchy’s arrival could spell the end of the road for Englishman Danny Simpson, with the full-back’s contract set to expire in the summer anyway.

Interestingly, in that mad 7-3 game at the Emirates on

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