Garcia blasts Newcastle over Debuchy
Lille chief blames Newcastle over botched move
By Patrick Haond. Last Updated: September 15, 2012 10:32pm
Mathieu Debuchy: Saw a move to Newcastle fail to materialise over the summer
Lille boss Rudy Garcia has blasted Newcastle for unsettling defender Mathieu Debuchy.
Debuchy was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle during the summer transfer window with Lille rejecting a couple of offers for the full-back.
The France international was thought to be keen on a move to Newcastle and remains hopeful that a deal could be resurrected in January.
Garica has blamed Newcastle for the move not happening, claiming they failed to meet Lille's asking price for the 27-year-old.
"If Newcastle would have done what they had to, then Mathieu would have left," Garica told L'Equipe.
"Now I believe Mathieu has swallowed it. He is now looking forward and that is the most important thing.
"How do I find his behaviour? Perfectly normal, that is the right term. He longs to play again after his injury."