Over the last 24 hours, numerous headlines have claimed ‘Debuchy Leaving Newcastle’.
The headlines have been created on the back of the following quotes that have been attributed to the Newcastle right-back;
“This (selling Cabaye) is a great loss for us and obviously I was sad but I am happy for him because PSG is a great club – I had the chance to talk with Yohan and it’s clear he’s really happy there.”
The story the press were obviously keen to run once Cabaye left, was that of Debuchy next out and following in his best mate’s footsteps.
I think we all fear that Debuchy might also jump ship in the summer from the shambles at St.James’ Park but can we rely on the quotes doing the rounds?
As is usually the case, most of the press that have used the quotes haven’t even said where they came from, most likely because they couldn’t be bothered to find out and don’t really care.
The quotes aren’t from a written interview but rather a radio interview Mathieu Debuchy gave, over in France. We have our top translator Pierre on the case to try and get access to the actual radio interview and we’ll bring you an update as and when we get a translation. Watch this space.