Newcastle United secured their first signing of the 2013 January transfer window yesterday, as they bought 27-year-old Frenchman Mathieu Debuchy from Lille for £5.5 million.
Debuchy looks set to be an automatic starter at right back ahead of Danny Simpson, who is currently on the treatment table, and should provide defensive solidity and more attacking strength.
As well as bringing pace and aggression, Debuchy will also be upping the number of tattoos in the Newcastle dressing room considerably.
Yohan Cabaye, who was the best man at Debuchy’s wedding, is even envious of his compatriot’s artwork. Cabaye said: “It’s a topic we often discuss about. I like having my skin tattooed. I had already 5 tattoos made.”
Yohan continued: “It hurts sometimes but I like the idea of telling stories throughout my experiences of life. However; I still have a long way to go so I can reach Mathieu Debuchy’s “addiction” to tattoos.”
Debuchy has a very impressive sleeve, but have you got any ideas what the numbers 14 and 3 on his legs below are all about?