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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa French Loan Move Stalls As Newcastle Haggle Over Wages

7 years ago

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is a player clearly not wanted at St.James’ Park and the news from France is that Marseille want to take him on loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

The twenty five year old defender hasn’t even featured on the bench this season and is reported to have a knock.

However, that hasn’t stopped Marseille pursuing the player, as other French clubs such as St.Etienne and Bordeaux have done earlier this summer.

There is a problem though as French clubs, with the exception of Monaco and PSG, will always struggle to match Premier League wages.

In negotiations, French media giants L’Equipe report that their information is that Newcastle refuse to subsidise more than 20% of Mapou’s wages.

So United face the prospect of potentially being stuck with yet another unhappy player that they are desperate to get rid of, unless they are prepared to bend on how much of the defender’s wages they are prepared to pay this coming season.

The other side-effect of this hold up is that it makes it then look impossible for much needed quality at the heart of Newcastle’s defence to be brought in, unless Mike Ashley gets one of his existing centre-backs out of the club.

Newcastle were said to be favourites earlier today [intlink id=”46717″ type=”post”]to take Toby Weidereld on loan from Atletico Madrid[/intlink] but tonight Southampton are said to have stepped in ahead of United, very likely due to Mike Ashley refusing to do a deal until a player is ditched.

As Alan Pardew informed us the other day – ‘The squad is full….’ and no space for new players, Mike Ashley appearing to have allowed absolutely no wriggle room in terms of the ability to bring in much needed quality.



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