Found January 04, 2013 on Soccerlens:
French full-back Mathieu Debuchy has joined Newcastle United - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNewcastle United have announced the signing of French full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Lille. Newcastle were tracking the defender since last season and finally they have got their man for a transfer fee reported to be around £5 million. The 27-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year contract at the English club and joins the club as Demba Ba departs for Chelsea. The right-back who has made 12 appearances for France was an integral part of the Lille side that won the Ligue 1 title in 2010-11 season. Incidentally Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye was part that Lille squad as well. Debuchy rose to prominence during the Euro 2012 with a wonderful performance against England. He has been a regular in the first team since the arrival of Laurent Blanc at the helm of the national team and is widely accepted as one of the best right-backs in Europe at the moment. The Frenchman, in his ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pardew In Meeting To “Secure Premier League Status”

It’s good that the Newcastle Board and Alan Pardew are taking our precarious position in the Premier League seriously, because after being relegated four years ago, we know it’s so easy to get dragged into the relegation battle and find it tough to fight our way clear of it. Derek LLambias - in meetings with [...]

Pardew: Time to say goodbye Ba

Liverpool moved up to eighth in the Premier League table as they comfortably beat Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield. The Reds scored twice before the break through Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez with the Uruguayan adding his second after the interval to secure the points for the home side. With manager Brendan Rodgers back on the bench after illness, this was Liverpool's fifth win...

Pardew – We Must Get Good Players In During January

Alan Pardew – a distraught Alan Pardew – has come out after the game and said what most fans have been saying for some weeks now – that we must spend in the January transfer window, if we are going to maintain our Premier League status. Mathieu Debuchy – he’s a great signing – but [...]

Pardew – We’ve Been Honest – We’ve Held Our Hands Up

It’s not surprising that in some quarters Alan Pardew is being criticized and even ridiculed, and that’s simply because the side is not doing well, but we are just pleased that the terrible run we’re on doesn’t seem to be impacting the Newcastle manager. Papiss Cisse – we hope this lad can smash home some [...]

Alan Pardew – The Board Will Help With New Signings

The display yesterday was a lot worse than we expected, even when we saw the team sheet and it was obvious Alan was not playing his players who will start next Saturday at Carrow Road except maybe David Santon and possibly Mike Williamson. Mathieu Debuchy - will make debut next Saturday at Norwich But the [...]

Newcastle’s Overall Strategy Seems To Be Lacking

A frustrated Alan Pardew after the game yesterday admitted that Newcastle were again a relegation struggle, and would have to fight in every single game for points – circa 2009. A forlorn Alan Pardew looks on yesterday Newcastle’s strategy of the last few years seems to have blown up – and we;’re sure the idea [...]

Shola Ameobi Omitted From Final Nigeria Sqaud

It’s looking like Alan Pardew and Newcastle will have Shola Ameobi at Newcastle over the next six weeks after the 31 year-old Newcastle striker was omitted from the final Nigerian squad for the African Cup of Nations to take place in South Africa. Shola Ameobi – has one sub appearance for Nigeria in November in [...]

Elliot, Tavernier, Abeid And Bigirimana All Start

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot gets his first start since September for today’s FA Cup with Brighton and Hove Albion which kicks off in a few minutes time. And Alan Pardew has included youngsters James Tavernier, Gael Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi and Mehdi Abeid in the starting line up today, and Adam Campbell and Paul Dummett are on the bench.. It [...]

Newcastle's Debuchy deal done

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of France international full-back Mathieu Debuchy from Lille on a five-and-a-half-year contract. The 27-year-old defender has joined the Magpies for an undisclosed fee, understood to be in the region of £5million. Debuchy, who has 12 senior international caps, will wear the number 26 shirt at St James' Park, but will not be included in...

Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 2-0 Loss At Brighton?

Let us know who you think was Newcastle’s best player in what was simply a dreadful performance by a fringe Newcastle eleven this afternoon, and to make things worse – Shola Ameobi was sent off in the second off when he picked up his second yellow card – as things seem to be falling apart at Newcastle and Alan Pardew will need to turn things around very quickly – [...]
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.