The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle scouts were at the Montpellier game on Sunday checking on one of their long term targets - Montpelier captain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - Newcastle still interested
Montpellier lost that game 1-0 at home to Marseilles, and it remains to be seen if Newcastle will try to sign the defender, whom they have tracked for the last year, and Chelsea scouts were also reported to be at the game yesterday.
Mapou can play anywhere along the back four, so we think he would be an excellent acquisition for Newcastle, but it’s debatable what Newcastle would be willing to pay for the 8 times capped French U21 International.
Newcastle are also in with a chance of signing FC Twente center-back Douglas for around £4M, so Newcastle could well be weighing up which defender would be the better buy for the club.
The Montepliier captain starred last season when the small French club won the French Championship for the very first time in their history, and beat out moneybags Paris Saint Germain, and good for them.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has played for Montpellier since back in 2006 when he made his debut, and he has so far played for the club 190 times with four goals, and we think this lad would be a great signing by Newcastle.
We hope it happens – this week.
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