The 27-year-old French international Mathieu Debuchy has finally signed along the dotted line for Newcastle, and the club has officially announced his signing this morning.
Mathieu Debuchy a Newcastle United player
This is what Debuchy said today after he officially became a Newcastle player:
“It is great to become a Newcastle United player.” “After many great years at Lille I felt I was ready for a new challenge, and cannot wait to play for such a big club in the best league in the world.”
“I hope I can bring something fresh to the team and help us get up to the highest possible position in the Premier League this season.” “I will give everything for this Club.”
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew said this today:
“We are absolutely delighted to have finally secured the signature of Mathieu.” “It’s no secret we’ve been trailing him for some time now and to have reached this point fills me with great excitement and anticipation in respect of what he will be able to offer the team.”
“At the same time it’s a huge relief to actually have him with us now.” “He is an established top international player and it is a real coup for this club that we now have him at St. James’ Park.” “Mathieu will add real quality to our team, in terms of his ability, character and experience.”
“And I am sure he will quickly become a firm favorite among our fans too.”
This will give a huge lift to both the Newcastle squad and also to the fans (we need it), as Newcastle have brought in a top class full-back, who will surely help to strengthen the Newcastle defense.
Whereas there were some doubts about the loyalty – or the lack thereof of Demba Ba – there are none at all about this lad.
And we’re sure he will become a huge favorite with the fans, because he gives 100% in all games, and surely with Steven Taylor and Mathieu in the back four – both will seem to have Newcastle United tattooed on their foreheads. 😀
It’s no secret that Mathieu wanted his dream move to Newcastle in the summer, but he conducted himself so well after the huge disappointment, when the deal couldn’t be made.
These are the types of players we need at the club – now more than ever.
The fee is thought to have been €7M, which is around £5.7M with today’s exchange rate of 1.23 Euros/UK pound.
Howay the Lads!!
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