Transfer news

Debuchy committed to Newcastle

June 10, 2013
By Kristan Heneage

Mathieu Debuchy has reiterated his desire to remain at Newcastle, while confirming his future at the club does not depend on good friend Yohan Cabaye staying on Tyneside.

Mathieu Debuchy
PA PhotosMathieu Debuchy is happy at Newcastle

Debuchy, a January signing from Lille, rubbished reports linking him with a move away from St James’ Park last week, adding that he is happy at the Magpies.

However, with the full-back a close friend of Cabaye’s from their days spent together at Lille, there has been talk that Monaco could strike up a deal to bring the pair to France.

Cabaye, it would seem, is open to a move away from the club after failing to dampen rumours of an exit and talking up a switch to Manchester United earlier this month.

“[United] are always well placed among the big clubs. Yes for sure it could be an interesting challenge,” he told Canal+.

Debuchy, though, was far clearer about his future, when talking to L’Equipe.

Asked if he would have joined Newcastle had Cabaye not been a member of the squad, he replied: “Yes. I wanted to play in England and Newcastle is a great club.”