Newcastle boss Pardew: Fingers crossed Debuchy passes medical

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is excited about the imminent deal for Mathieu Debuchy.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is excited about the imminent deal for Mathieu Debuchy.

Debuchy would add quality to a defence which has been ripped apart by injuries and has now conceded 13 goals in three games.

After defeat to Everton, Pardew said: "Fingers crossed that he passes the medical, that's probably the key to that because I hear the discussions have gone well on the finance side.

"He's a player that we really needed tonight - he might have made a difference tonight."

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