Debuchy quashes claims he is heading back to France.
Newcastle United defender Mathieu Debuchy has denied reports that the defender will be tempted back to France with big money moves from either Paris Saint-Germain or AS Monaco.
Debuchy has only been at St James’ Park since January after making a £5m move from Ligue 1 side Lille, but both PSG and Monaco were already lining up offers to bring the 27-year-old back across the Channel, reports the Mirror.
However, the right-back will please Magpies fans by quashing these claims openly and admitting he is happy in the north east.
“I don’t know about the rumours saying I have been contacted by Paris or Monaco,” Debuchy was quoted in the Mirror.
“I feel good in Newcastle. I want to stay in England. I love the Premier League.
“For me, the Premier League was a big discovery. Everything is much harder than it is in France.
“The game is faster and the teams are better, even the small teams.”
It doesn’t seem to get much more comprehensive than that from the France international, who to date has earned 14 caps for his country and scored one goal.
Since moving to Newcastle, Debuchy has played 15 Premier League matches and was instrumental in keeping the Toon in the Premier League – with the club staring at relegation right up until the penultimate game of the season.
Newly promoted Monaco were thought to have been targeting the full-back as they look to improve their squad following a return to Ligue 1.
The Principality club have endless amounts of money to spend on new players courtesy of Russian billionaire owner Dymitry Rybolovlev and have already spent over £122m on seven players this summer.
PSG meanwhile are the current champions in France and themselves have significant financial resources having been taken over by Qatari owners two years ago.