Yanga-Mbiwa Could Return To Newcastle

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa seemed to start his loan spell at Roma in great style and it looked almost certain that Roma would make the deal permanent this month – but that may not happen.

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Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – may get second chance at Newcastle?

If you believe Sky Sport Italia then Mapou has a clause in his contract that says if he played 20 times for Roma then Roma must buy him for £5.5M – the transfer fee agreed at the time of the loan deal.

It’s similar to what Jonas Gutierrez is rumored to have in his contract – that if he plays 200 games for Newcastle then the club must offer him a new deal – but we still don’t know it that’s true.

It would however explain why last season Alan Pardew suddenly stopped playing Jonas in the first team, and we was sent on loan last January to Norwich City.

The same thing may be happening with Mapou at Roma, and when the Italian clubs returned from their winter break, Mapou has not been part of the starting eleven at Roma, and hasn’t been brought on as a substitute either.

Mapou has so far played 17 times for Roma – 12 times in Serie A and 5 times in Europe.

The Italian press are reporting that Roma are wary of allowing Mapou to play 20 games, so that they don’t trigger the clause in his contract,.

But this is all a little bit stupid, and if Roma don’t want to play Mapou and have no intention of signing him on a permanent deal – and even more importantly will not play him – then the loan deal should be terminated and he can return to Newcastle.

It just so happens that Steven Taylor is out for the season – and Mapou could add some depth to the central defense choices we have through the end of the season.

That would work for Newcastle and if Remi Garde gets the job as the new head coach at Newcastle – then maybe Mapou will be given another chance at Newcastle?

It’s a possibility.

Alan Pardew was not involved in getting the Frenchman into the club, and wasn’t too keen to play him either, but that could all change if Remi Garde becomes our new head coach.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Maybe he wants to come back and play under Garde? Just a thought

    Never really given a fair run at centre half under Pardew was always dropped for Colo who was playuing terrible and tried to leave

  • Sliema

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #2

    I really hope there is a clause in there.

    Carver won’t play him ahead of big Mike, we know that for sure. But maybe a new manager would? Especially one from Ligue 1.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #3


    Why would he want to come and play under Garde somewhere in France and in the man’s back garden for zero pay?

  • mindshaft

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #4

    MBiwa is not suited to the prem league – even in the champs league he was giving away a lot of needless free kicks around the box

  • Barton

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Would be great to have him back,he is needed,we wont bring anyone in,in this window,and the thought of willo-collo pairing till end of season will give me more grey hairs.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #6


    i think you misunderstand my basic moral feelings on the insults… if someone insults you, then really i couldn’t care less what you say in return. The only thing that gets to me at all now (used to most of it) is when people like Toonbotherer in this case start with the old “you are stupid because you don’t see it my way” sh1te.

    If you disagree with my view on this then thats fine, i am willing to agree to differ and move on, your moral stand point on what me and ronaldo said probably has a decent foundation, but worse has been said by others, and like i said earlier, he is overdue a taste of his own medicine.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #7

    the balls in roma’s court not ours !

    he’s under contract with them for the full season and he’s allowed to play 2 more games for them without the need to spend money on a defender of his quality so it would make sense for roma to simply keep him on the bench just in case he is needed.

    come the end of the season they simply send him back or offer us a lower than 5.5mil fee as they have not broke the contract and he has less time on his contract then also so it would make sense for them.

    and i agree with mindshaft @4 he’s not suited to the prem imo.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Not trying to be holier than thou, just being anti-arrogance.

  • beefman13

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #9

    Croftus, like you it dosnt look like Mbiwa is suited to the premiership, but hold on, not everyone settles straight away, and Pardew did not give the lad a good run in the team and played him at fullback as well which may have knocked his confidence, also apparently Pardew did not have the final say in his coming here, maybe that was not good for the lad either, same as with Cabella, who now hopefully can start to come good now that Pardew is not here, definatly a couple of players who were Pardewed imo.

    Pardew said in his press conference (quoted) last week he had final say on Cabaye Debuchy and Janmatt coming in to the club.

  • toon kk

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #10

    The club is in a mess, half of our squad would be more suited in the championship. Our best players are in the regime waiting to be sold when the price is right. A lot of fans think because a player pulls a black and white shirt on he’s class. The club is run on a budget and lies. Everyone is waiting for something that isn’t going to happen, may it be a top manager or player coming in. Fans have thrown thousands away watching dross for years. But that doesn’t bother MA.
    you have to give MA a pat on the back not mauy people could con 52000 and get away with it.

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Not a good player that i could see, for the prem end of story. Also a rash tackler, hence all the free kicks. If it wasnt for his speed he would be inept.

  • Frizzle-Kicks

    Jan 13, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Every time he had the ball or came near it he shit himself more than Willo and no one ever has flapped more than him!


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