The Plot Thickens Over Youssouf Mulumbu Intentions

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.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • G

    May 26, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Do we even want, or need him? Frankly I don’t see signing him as progress anyway.

  • Davies

    May 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #2

    He can stay at West Brom. Looks like he’s just angling for a better deal. Gobsh1te.

  • Captain Beefheart

    May 26, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    ‘But it’s not good if a player is making waves, just to increase the possibilities of him getting a better contract at WBA.’

    Pots and kettles. Ed. Steven Taylor and his entourage are past masters at manipulating the local and national press to get a better deal out of the club – and are currently hard at it again at the moment.

    Who wants to sign you this week, Steve, was it Barcelona or Man U, I keep losing track. You can take the lad out of London, but……

  • AngleseyBaggie

    May 26, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #4

    The quote from the club website is a quote from the player. The quote in the Mail is actually from one of his agents. They tried this on last season when we were relegated saying that Yousef wouldn’t be returning to the club after the summer. He did and is very happy at Albion, so if there is a ‘gobshite’ it’s a gobshite Mr 15%.

  • baggieinmanc

    May 26, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Gobshite? Making waves? The first us Baggies fans and I’m sure Youssouf knew of this ‘story’ was from your web site and the Daily Liar. The statement even says that Newcastle are very keen, not the player. You automatically assumed that he couldn’t contain himself at the thought of playing for the Magpies. Try reading the statements before writing a whole story about them. By the way, what makes you think you could even afford him?


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