Alan Pardew has been spotted this season watching Lille and Cabaye has been dropping very heavy hints recently with regard to his good friend and ex-teammate, a player who like Cabaye has spent his entire career at the French club.
Speaking last night in a Radio Newcastle phone-in, Alan Pardew admitted that he wanted to bring in a player who was close to Cabaye.
In addition, when talking about Danny Simpson’s contract position the manager made it very clear that there was every chance that teh right-back could leave th club this summer. Irrespective of that I think it is clear that the position needed strengthening anyway.
Debuchy has recently picked up a few caps for France and an added bonus is that the Lille right-back isn’t shy of getting forward and has scored four goals this season, a definite bonus as Alan Pardew is definitely keen on increasing the goal threat from all over the pitch.