Transfers: Mathieu Debuchy joins Valenciennes

Valenciennes announced this Friday the signing of former French international Mathieu Debuchy (36 years old, 27 caps, 2 goals). Free since the end of his contract with Saint-Étienne, the experienced right-back has signed up with the Ligue 2 club for two seasons with an option for an additional year.

Although a time expatriate across the Channel (Newcastle United, Arsenal), Mathieu Debuchy has spent the majority of his career in the French Championship and in particular in Lille (2003-2013), his training club. He has 27 goals and 18 assists in 326 Ligue 1 matches.