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