Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is being reported as having a medical at St. James’ Park, and that would be some excellent news for Newcastle fans, after there were fears that Arsenal may make a last ditch move for the French International defender.
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa - hopefully having medical at Newcastle
But not to be too critical of QPR, the famous Arsenal club have much more class than their London neighbors, and there was always a high possibility the London press were simply making up the story after what happened with Loic Remy. We hope that’s the case.
The news is that Newcastle hope to unveil the player tomorrow, so we would hope that everything can be tied up today, including the medical and perhaps some announcement can me made tomorrow morning – and certainly the 23 year-old would be a terrific signing for the club, and he can play anywhere across the back four.
The fee for Yanga-Mbiwa is reported at €8M which is around £6.6M, and that’s not a bad price for such a solid defender.
Newcastle have also been linked with striker Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux, who looked a decent player and very fast when he played against Newcastle last year in the Europa League, and he could be a decent signing for Newcastle at only £1M.
Newcastle are likely to go after a top striker in the summer – and maybe even Luuk de Jong could become a target again, and he’s not too happy at Burussia Monchengladbach, having appeared in only 14 games and scored 4 goals for the 8th placed Bundesliga side.
Luuk is the younger bother of Newcastle midfield target Siem de Jong, and who knows, maybe Newcastle will go after both brothers in the summer – there’s an exciting thought.
But first of all we need to get Yanga-Mbiwa signed up – and he will certainly help Newcastle’s survival battle in the Premier League this season – with just 15 games remaining.
And still no word on Fabricio Coloccini, and a meeting has presumably taken place today, in which Newcastle hoped to make a final decision on the Argentine, on whether he stays until the end of the season or moves back home to Argentina, because of some personal family problem.
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