During the winter break, Sky Sport Italia broke the story that there was a clause in Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s loan agreement, which meant that if the Frenchman played twenty times during his loan spell then AS Roma were obliged to make the deal permanent with a £5.5m transfer fee.

AS Roma played away at Fiorentina on Sunday and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa did indeed make his twentieth appearance for the club from the Italian capital.

mapou yanga-mbiwaFor once the reports were bang on the money and in a very short statement today, Newcastle United have confirmed the permanent transfer of the defender.

Newcastle United Official Statement

‘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.’

Now Newcastle fans wait to see whether any potential incoming funds will make any difference to United’s inactivity in the transfer market this January.

Financially, despite the poor state of Italian football both on and off the pitch, Roma should have had no problems funding any permanent transfer. Despite now trailing top of the table Juventus by 7 points, AS Roma look nailed on for Champions League football again next season as they are eight points clear of third.

  • Willvenus1

    Any “breaking news” on a replacement?, especially as STaylor is out for the rest of the season? Thought not.

  • magpie9

    More cash in fatsos pocket, that 5.5 mil plus 3.5 mil for Pardew not to mention tv revenue but we cant(wont) spend a penny

  • Carver for North Korea

    Willvenus1 Ha Ha Ha ha

  • Maximus Moose

    £74 mil Sky Money £3.5 mil for The Village Idiot, £5 mil for Mapou ha ha ha This is the best bit £50 mil profit Ha Ha Ha
    Thank you  Thick Geordies i love you all, see you at the next home mach

  • MilitantGeordie

    ‘Now Newcastle fans wait to see whether any potential incoming funds will
    make any difference to United’s inactivity in the transfer market this
    January.’
    We aren’t waiting to see if it will make a difference because we know it won’t. Even if we somehow managed to get 20m for Sissoko and Tiote to add to the 8m for Pardeaux and Mbiwa we wouldn’t invest a penny of it because they think this years PremierLeague TV profit is already in the bag. It’s f**king soul destroying knowing the only objective of this club for the foreseeable future is the TV Money. Whatever happened to you know…. football?

  • radgiegadgie

    MilitantGeordie Well penfold said we would not buy anyone so what is there to wait for?

    Pointless talking about Sissoko and Tiote because they are no more sold that the 5-6 players we have been linked with are bought.

    You’d think they would have tried to get a decent CB in but looks like they are going to take their chances on the existing squad and have the forest lad as the replacement come summer.

  • nufcslf

    Maximus Moose Shocking really. Mike does indeed love the sheep, bless them!!!

  • nufcslf

    What a bloody disgrace. Bloke is better off as far away from this none football club as possible.

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