Yohan Cabaye has revealed that his close friend Mathieu Debuchy wants to join Newcastle United.
Speaking to The Journal, Cabaye says that he spoke to his fellow France international two days ago and he confirmed that he wants to leave Lille and join Newcastle.
Of course this is nothing new as we’ve heard it before, but it seems strange to have players talking about transfer targets at Newcastle United these days. Cabaye has been chatting to Debuchy for a long time regarding Newcastle and it would appear that his words have rubbed off on the 26-year-old who now sees his future away from the club he’s been at for the best part of two decades.
“Mathieu has made a very difficult decision to leave Lille but he has made the decision,” Cabaye told The Journal. Now I hope Newcastle push for Mathieu and I want them to do the deal,” he added.
“I spoke with him two days ago and he told me he wants to come. I hope Derek and Mike Ashley will do the business.”
He wants to play for Newcastle and I hope he comes to Newcastle because, of course, he’s my friend, but he’d also be a very good player for Newcastle.”
I’m not sure, but maybe this fits in with what Alan Pardew said yesterday about hoping to have a new player in by next Sunday? To jog your memory, here is what the silver fox had to say about that.
“I think the situation is that by the end of the week – by next Sunday – I think we will have another player in. I’m hoping we will have two players in,” Pardew told the Sunday Sun.
Then when you add in the fact that Lille have signed another right-back, which was something they were looking to do before letting Debuchy leave the club, plus the quotes attributed to Debuchy from here, you have to start thinking that maybe a deal for Debuchy is finally within reach.
We’ll see, but it certainly seems as though the lad is keen to move to Newcastle.