French International Having Medical At Newcastle


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

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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250 comments so far

  • DonegalMagpie

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #1

    This is good.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Repost

    If we sign the players then great. Won’t celebrate anything until they are in a black n white. Not sure Gouffran is on the move as SSN saying differently. Btw even if we sign Gouffran we STILL need ANOTHER MARQUEE STRIKER SIGNING!- FACT

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  • hugotoon

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    Dont let him leave the hospital until he’s signed his contract and dont allow any greying Frenchmen or droopy cockneys in the building.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Reports???? From where ed???? Where I ask u???

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Yes he is having a medical tomorrow. Should also be announced tomorrow.

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  • magpie6699

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #6

    I have a really good contact who tells me he’ll definitely sign for us. Or for Arsenal. Or not.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #7

    What’s the difference from eds post to what proud said?? Where are u getting the info from???

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #8

    darrenfletcher88

    It’s on twitter mate. @GFN_France has the info.

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  • reccerobbo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Fingers crossed ppl.

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Kyo inside info???? Pap pap pap

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  • Jan Stavik

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #11

    Finally the Board have realized that something has to be done. We’ve got a decent first XI if no injuries, but as soon as we have to play Shola, Perch, Williamson etc we are struggling. Players like Birigimana and Sammy are not good enough (yet?), and should not be playing Premiership football.

    Gouffran at 1m is a snip, great player.

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  • manxpie

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #12

    darren from mbwia’s daughters mother!

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #13

    Remy was on twitter!!! I hope he signs,this is the same what proud did!! Lets all have a go at edd eh???

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #14

    darrenfletcher88

    the Montpellier also confirmed he is coming… Look at @GFN_France again.

    https://twitter.com/GFN_France/statuses/293446860822151168

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  • RooneyToons

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #15
  • Beattie25

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #16

    I never ever try to confirm anything and am totally against Twitter but his daughters mother has posted a pick ofhim and his daughter saying their goodbyes last night and retweeted his cousin saying goodbye to Mapou for his journey to Newcastle.

    A NUFC fan asked her if he was traveling now and she said ‘morning’. Now whether that is tomorrow or this morning is up for debate.

    Looks like we have him unless he fails his medical.

    Top player but I think we need one more CB a CM and 2 CF…

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #17

    What???love reports I do!!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Nothing wrong with Perch…we need players like him in and around the team.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #19

    C’mon, this guy, in addition to Colo, Tayls, Debuchey, Santon and Krul.

    Imagine being relegated with that array of talent at your disposal.

    The management and ownership would have to be run out of town on a rail.

    What else could reasonably be done?

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #20

    I have NEVER posted false information and I am NOT claiming to be an ITK or anything.

    You can trust me when I trust these respected journalists from France.

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  • Toonacious T

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #21

    I will believe it when he is stood on our pitch in our kit. He would be a good signing for us due to his versatility and speed. The Toon Army desperately need this to be true. Only so many boots to the ball bag we can take! HWTL.

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  • nick_9

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Agreed. Plane then helicopter directly to the middle of SJP pitch!
    Mbiwa – 6.5m
    Sissoko/Diame – 3/3.5m
    Gouffran – 1m
    Graham – 3-4m (low offer and hope he demand to leave)
    Haidara – 2m

    Out now:
    Simpson 1m
    Ranger 500k
    Gosling – 500k
    Williamson – 1m
    Loans – Sammy, Tav, fergy, abeid,

    Net spend – 13.5-14m

    Summer
    Harper expired
    Xisco expired
    Colo – unhappy

    Mirin – 3-4m

    Dream scenario for me other than collo leaving

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  • nicktoon

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #23

    Bbc say it, not just twitter.
    Also Ssn report sissokko wants to come to us over qpr

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Kyo remy was confirmed on twitter.look mate I hope he comes as much as the next toon fan,lets wate and see eh?? Or your neck will be on the line,believe it when I see it!!

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  • Dannyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Expect an announcement on Mbiwa and Haidara tomorrow or Wednesday 🙂 They’re signing up only pending the medical.

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  • Beattie25

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #26

    Also the owner of Montepellier is saying that Newcastle are a bad choice, Mapou is a donkey for choosing us and that we will sell him in a year.

    I don’t disagree.

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Anyone worried that we have not heard anything about Colo? Could it be announcement of one player and one player out?! Really Really hope not!!

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #28

    I am definitely willing to put my neck on the line. Mbiwa deal is done subject to medical.

    Also it’s on the FIFA site: http://fr.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1992214.html?cid=rssfeed&att=

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  • Spreadthetoon

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #29

    should read one in one out?!

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #30

    Bull shit bull shit, I said before my dog barks outside of st James when we walk past he swears he herd somthing!!! Come on lads!!!

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #31

    I dont like getting excited over our transfer activity as im always dissapointed, but some mouth watering developments going on.

    Sissoko and Haidara are luxuries IMO, and before the window most would have been happy with a right back, centre half and a ba replacement. It seems like happy times.

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  • nick_9

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #32

    Robby bobson – indeed getting shot of Williamson and replacing Ba are priorities, oops I mean signing a first team cb and replacing Ba. If the club are looking at full backs it shows hey either want strength in depth or aren’t looking at the right areas to strengthen

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  • darrenfletcher88

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #33

    Breaking news………….!!!!!!!! Mwiba might come or he might not!!! Lets wate and see not talk shit!!!!

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  • Jinky Jim

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Once again ED your full of shit !

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  • Pardews Parsnip Bonce

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #35

    @robby calm down. wait til its a done deal

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  • magpie6699

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Remy was also said to be done and dusted – but he overslept in London and went to QPR instead – apparently after Ashley paid for his hotel and for his family to see a West End show! So he’s a model of scruples, isn’t he! Don’t forget the weather may prevent or delay flights. Like others say, I’ll believe it when it’s done and dusted.

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  • jimmyxavi

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #37

    Some right C unts on this blog – You’re not forced to read what Ed or the other members write you fools!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Hey, we get in the players touted, rediscover our true form, go on a barnstorming run in the premiership and gloriously capture the Europa league. Hazzah!!!!

    Could happen.

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  • Jamesthefirst

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #39

    If we sign Mbiwa it will be a stunning piece of business by the board. Up there with Cabaye signing in terms of how influential he can be for us.

    As for Colo, staying or not, he should be stripped of the captaincy for dragging the club through this nonsense.

    It’s time our true leader on and off the pitch was given the armband: Cabaye.

    Our driving force and even tapped up Debuchy for us. We should send Cabaye to meet all new prospective signings. They would soon sign for us.

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  • Kyo

    Jan 21, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #40

    darrenfletcher88

    shut up please. I know we’ve had heartbreaking news before but how exactly is it talking shit when the chairman of Montpellier confirms it? Along with every respected French journalist.

    Do me a favour and stop posting your useless crap.

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