There’s a report in today’s Newcastle Journal that Chris Hughton is interested in bringing Youssouf Mulumbu of WBA, to Newcastle United in the summer.
Youssouf Mulumbu – Newcastle interested?
Youssouf Mulumbu certainly fits the profile of players supposedly said to be arriving this summer, as he turns 24 next January and plays in defensive midfield for WBA.
Mulumbu was brought in on trial at WBA last year in January, before he finally signed on for the club last summer on a permanent basis. He initially signed a one year deal but extended that by one more year.
Hughton is looking to strengthen his squad this summer but the problem we have with this report is why would WBA want to sell the player, especially to one of their rivals in the Premiership next season.
The 5’10” Mulumbu has just one year left on his contract, and therefore could possibly be brought in fairly cheaply if the lad wants to join the Magpies.
He has played 8 times for DR Congo and played twice for the France U21 side, back in 2007.
Mulumbu played 38 times with 3 goals last season for the promoted West Brom side.
He started his career back in 2006 at Paris St-Germain where he played 13 times and was on loan at Amiens SC in season 2007-2008, and played 23 times with one goal for the French third division side.