After we printed our story on Newcastle being interested in WBA’s Youssouf Mulumbu, he made additional statements in the press which have done nothing but confuse people about his intentions.
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Youssouf has sent mixed messages about the prospect of him actually leaving West Bromwich Albion, saying that he has always wanted to play in the Premiership.
The Congolese midfielder is definitely interesting the Newcastle United club, but whether he really want to join the Tyneside club remains an open question.
The 23-year-old moved to The Hawthorns from Paris St Germain in 2009 , after a successful loan spell at WBA, and has one year left on his two year contract, and hasn’t agreed any new deal yet.
This is what Youssouf told the Daily Mail initially:
“There are other clubs interested, notably Newcastle, who are really keen and my agent has been in contact with them,” “There are also some Italian clubs.”
That’s the statement we published in our article, but then the player told the WBA web-site:
“I am settled in England now,” “It is a very good country, very good club, very good league.” “I’m very, very excited to play next year.”
“I played good this season and now I’m happy because we’ve got promoted and we will get to play very good teams like Chelsea and Manchester United.”
“I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League because I came here, I got injured and only played six games last season.”
“I think it’s very good for everyone and we’re all happy. I didn’t get to show everything I think I can show in the Premier League. Now is my time.”
What exactly he means by the above statement we have no idea, since he never mentions even wanting to leave WBA.
But it’s not good if a player is making waves, just to increase the possibilities of him getting a better contract at WBA.