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Lille defender Debuchy hails arrival of Cole from Liverpool

Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy has welcomed the loan signing of Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole.

Cole made the move to the French champs in a blaze of publicity last week.

"I think it's a great buy for Lille. He has always shown the ability to be a great player, we're happy with him in the team.

"To tell the truth, I was very surprised by his signing. This means that we've become a club attractive to the big players," smiled Debuchy.

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