ESPN analyst and former Newcastle winger Chris Waddle has been interviewed in the local press today, and he thinks if Newcastle can finally get French International right-back Mathieu Debuchy through the door before the end of the transfer window, he will turn out to be a good signing for Newcastle.
Mathieu Debuchy – playing for France earlier this year
After Chris left Newcastle back in 1985, he played 363 times with 52 goals for the Magpies from 1980 – he moved to to Tottenham and then ended up at Marseilles in France in 1989, and stayed there for three seasons, and made 140 appearances for the side and scored 28 goals.
So Waddle knows the French leagues fairly well, and while Debuchy’s possible transfer to Newcastle is still on – at least it seems so from a Newcastle point of view – he thinks if the Magpies can get the French International on board, he will be a good signing.
This is what Chris said today, when he spoke to the local press:
“I can see why they want Debuchy.” “He’s a very talented player and is good up and down the wing.” “We saw that in the Euros for France.” “He was one of the best players.” “He’d be a good acquisition.”
“Yohan Cabaye has turned into a great signing.” “He had a very good Euros and was brilliant last year for Newcastle.” “With Newcastle at the moment the players that Alan has bought in have succeeded.”
“They have been successful signings.” “If one or two come in and are a success story it will good news for the club as they are working the transfer market well.”
Certainly Mathieu’s big pal Yohan Cabaye has been one of the best signings Newcastle have made for many many seasons, and we have to think that spurs Newcastle on in trying to bring his best pal to Newcastle, to play at right back.
If and when Mathieu arrives, we will almost certainly see Danny Simpson leave the club for around £2M, and probably move to Reading.
There are approximately 26 days to go until the transfer window slams shut on Monday, September 2nd, and we hope and pray Newcastle can get three good players through the door by then.
If we can do that we’ll be in fine shape for the upcoming season.
Here’s hoping. 😀