Newcastle fullback Santon welcomes Debuchy competition

Newcastle United fullback Davide Santon has no problem with the imminent arrival of Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy. A deal for Debuchy, also a fullback, is close for Toon.

Newcastle United fullback Davide Santon has no problem with the imminent arrival of Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy.

A deal for Debuchy, also a fullback, is close for Toon.

"Debuchy to Newcastle? I am calm," Santon told calciomercato.com.

"Pardew had told me that he had thought about playing me on the right, but also that another right-back would come.

"Debuchy or whoever is welcome, especially if it is a good player who can help the team. Then, we'll see who the coach decides to pick."

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