Newcastle’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa completes move to Roma

DEAL ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, left, and James Milner.
DEAL ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, left, and James Milner.

MAPOU Yanga-Mbiwa has formally completed a move to AS Roma from Newcastle United.

The defender’s season-long loan at the Stadio Olimpico has become permanent after his 20th appearance triggered a clause in the deal.

A club statement read: “Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs.

“The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014 but it has now become a permanent move.”

The deal, including the loan fee, will net United £5.5m, according to Roma.

Newcastle did not disclose the fee.

Yanga-Mbiwa joined United from Montpellier two years ago.

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