Back in the summer of 2012, Mathieu Debuchy had just been named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year after a superb season for Lille which earned him a place in France’s 23-man squad for the European Championships. Manager Laurent Blanc trusted Debuchy, still a relatively unknown talent despite winning a league and cup 

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Mathieu Debuchy’s seemingly imminent move from Lille will give Newcastle a timely boost after a stuttering first half of the season. With the defence leaking 11 goals in their last 2 games, it is clear that reinforcements are needed. The Frenchman is an attack minded full back but has impressive defensive skills. His performance against 

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