Newcastle Trying To Negotiate Loan Deal For Frenchman

Newcastle would like to completely unload Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – in other words they would like the deal with Marseilles to be a permanent transfer rather than a season-long loan – but news in France is that the two clubs are struggling to agree an initial loan deal for the Frenchman, with a future option to buy – and the big problem is his wages.

Mapou Yanga Mbiwa

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – loan deal to Marseilles

Newcastle paid a hefty £6.8M for the defender when we bought him from Montpellier in January of last year, and there’s little chance the fee that will be part of the deal in case Marseilles want to make the deal permanent next year – will be anywhere close to that figure.

We’ll have to take a loss on Mapou when he finally leaves the club permanently – some time in the future.

Mapou has not been a success at Newcastle, although he could do a job for Marseilles in the French League this season.

The French web-site Hat-Trick is reporting the French international has agreed personal terms with the French club, and that his wages are more than £60K/week at Newcastle – but that seems way too high for a player who was unproven in the Premier League, when we signed him.

Newcastle want Marseilles to pay 80% of Yanga-Mbiwa’s weekly wages – so if £60K is the correct amount then they want the French club to pay £48K of that.

These are the kind of difficulties clubs get into when they sign players who don’t make it – especially when they signed on big wages – but of course every transfer is a risk of some sort.

We will not even mention the four and a half years Xisco spent at Newcastle, when the Spaniard was on £50K/week,  and he played for us 11 times in that time.

That’s over £11M the Spaniard received in wages form the club over that time period, although it would have been be less than that because we loaned him out to some Spanish clubs. 🙁

So it looks like Newcastle will still need to pay some of Mapou’s wages this season, and supposedly we would hope that Marseilles will make the deal permanent next year.

If the deal is completed and Mapou plays well in Ligue 1 this season, which is certainly possible and even probable after his experience in the Premier League, other French clubs could be interested in signing him at the end of the season.

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14 comments so far

  • Ethiotoon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Ferreyra saw him one time at schalke game in PS,
    Reminds me of Francis Jeffers,no pace,no clue of how to move around upfront, no strength,no link up,
    nothing. sorry but looks like panic buy.struggling to adapt the pace of PL and Fitness issues.
    we should have brought someone else like Joel cam
    Bringing wickham or welbeck on loan or on permanent basis makes perfect sense now.
    otherwise we face trouble scoring goals!!

  • Average_Contents

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #2


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  • Moe

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d love to see MYM given another chance here in the future.

    Loan him to a PL club or top french club but buying option shouldn’t been less than what we paid for him.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #4


    Is that legal or illegal what you are using.

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    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #5

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    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #6


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  • beermonkey

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #7


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  • John Tudor

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #8

    we are trying to negotiate loan deal
    either pay what we want or feck off

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Average – thanks for that update on the Android TV box. Think I’ll get one now. Last night I was checking out the mini keyboards for these boxes called i8 remote keyboards as
    I cannot be bothered with a phone type keyboard.

  • John Tudor

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #10

    we are trying to negotiate the loan either pay what we want or fcuk elsewhere off

  • martoon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #11

    Ethiotoon @1 – We didn’t buy Ferreyra we got him on loan which if what you say is correct seems a sensible bit of business to me so we can see if he improves.

  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #12

    i take that as a don’t know then, it’s good to talk.

  • martoon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #13

    welshgeordie9 @4 – I believe it is illegal – I’ve been looking for a cheaper alternative to Sky but staying legal.

    AC are the streams any better than on a Laptop? because whenever I watch football on one it tends to freeze.

  • Brutooon

    Aug 29, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Saylor is overrated

    Collocini and WIlliamson are SLOW and AGEING

    Mapou should be our future but seem AP didnt prefer him

    and we are in for Micah Richard who been away from the game for ages


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