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 ...