It will hardly been surprising if Newcastle sign even more players from France this summer.
Mathieu Debuchy – on his way to Newcastle
The first acquisition is a relatively unknown Frenchman – 22 year-old midfielder Romain Amalfitano from second division Reims – but he looks a very decent player, who seems ambitious, and could come on big time at Newcastle.
Newcastle are a lauded club in France, and even more so this summer after having a terrific season last term, when we finished 5th top of the Premier League and players like Yohan Cabaye, Ben Arfa and Demba Ba starred.
Ba was born in Paris, France although he has elected to play International football for Senegal. And players like Gabby Obertan and Sylvain Marveaux showed they are promising players with lots of skills.
Newcastle are likely to bring more Frenchman into the club this summer, and why not, with the French players not only being good players but excellent professionals too, and they have been no bother at all – and that includes our supposed bad bay - Ben Arfa.
One player we have a sneaking suspicion we may be well along the road to signing, is Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy. We hope we are well along the road to signing.
And Mathieu would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, and whether Danny Simpson stays or goes, would quite probably be the starting right-back for Newcastle next season, if he signs.
Debuchy will represent France in that position in the Euro 2012 Championships, and it seems that we could even sign him before the Championships star when France plays England on June 11th.
Both Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are said to be interested in Mathieu, who is priced around £6.5M, but we think that would be good value for the French International, who would apparently love to join his best pal Yohan Cabaye on Tyenside.
And surely Newcastle are a much more attractive club to join than those clubs in Turkey, with a large and growing contingent of very good French players at Newcastle.
It would be great if the Tyneside club can announce the signing of Debuchy before the European Championships begin, and then we’ll have three French players to watch participating in Europe this summer.
And France could even win the whole thing, given that.