Mathieu Debuchy admits Yohan Cabaye had a big influence on his move to Newcastle United.

He has been linked with Toon since last season but if it was not for best mate and Tyneside favourite Cabaye, the switch would not have happened.

He said: "I've known Yohan since we were kids and he's been a big help. I'll be living with him here until I get myself sorted.

"It's a real plus that he's here and hopefully he'll help me settle. Yohan and I have spoken a lot about Newcastle.

"It's been a regular topic of conversation - particularly during the Euros."