Lille boss Garcia slams Newcastle for unsettling defender Debuchy
10:02 GMT, 16 September 2012
Lille manager Rudy Garcia has criticised Newcastle for unsettling defender Mathieu Debuchy.
The France defender was strongly linked with a move to Newcastle during the summer with Lille rejecting a number of offers for the full-back.
Debuchy was thought to be keen on a move to Newcastle and remains hopeful that a deal could be resurrected in January.
Toon target: Mathieu Debuchy was wanted by Newcastle in the summer
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.
Not impressed: Rudy Garcia says Newcastle unsettled his defender
'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.'