Newcastle Center-Back Now Expected To Leave The Club


Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa made his 20th appearance for Roma tonight, and Football Italia is reporting that means the Italian club must now buy him on a permanent basis from Newcastle United.

Mapou Yanga Mbiwa

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – will be signing for Roma according to reports

If the news is to be believed, then the loan agreement between Newcastle and Roma included a clause making it mandatory for Roma to buy the French International once he had played 20 times for Roma.

The buy-out amount is thought to be around €7M – and using today’s exchange rate with the euro – that’s about £5.25M.

In tonight’s game Mapou started for Roma at Fiorentina, and as we write this the score after 65 minutes is 1-1.

Newcastle’s Managing Director Lee Charnley said that he didn’t expect to sell any players in this January transfer window in his interview in the Chronicle last Tuesday night – and apparently the Q&A was at his request.

This is  how he answered the question – will Newcastle sell any players?

“I would never, ever rule out selling anyone because the worst thing I could do is over-promise and under-deliver. You will never, ever get me saying never but I would say we’re very difficult sellers.”

“We make it very difficult for people to get our players. We put them on long-term contracts. We are not easy sellers, despite that perception. As we sit here today I can’t envisage any player we want to retain leaving.”

We assume Mapou is not one of the players Newcastle want to retain this month, so we may hear soon that the French defender is no longer a Newcastle player and has signed for Roma.

Mapou signed on for Newcastle two years ago from Montpellier, and he made 46 appearances for the Newcastle first team, but the Frenchman found it difficult to adjust to the rigors of the English Premier League.

Comments welcome.

You can follow us on our three social media sites below:



You can share this articleShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someonePin on PinterestDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Tumblr

24 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #1

    One down…

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Ah, Lee, but will we be buying on the Never Never?

    0
  • jazzyp

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #3

    That’s great news for Mr Ashley………Another 5 mill in his back burner !!

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Note on Ashleys door from Pards –

    ” dear Fat Man, gone to Palis. Sorry about the £’s 🙂 “

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #5

    and still people go to ‘support the team’!!!

    0
  • chasing_rabbits

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #6

    “You will never, ever get me saying never but I would say we’re very difficult sellers.”

    What a cnut.

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #7

    a boycott of all things FatAsh for 1 month would be more useful than walk outs / chanting or the nuclear deterrent of the ‘white hanky’ = pmsl when I heard this militant action

    0
  • beermonkey

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #8

    firebug

    what Newcastle group has the largest following

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #9

    I’ve just seen the Bradford chairman on sky sports news talking about the FA cup win over chelsea.

    He was praising his players for getting through to the next round, he said he didn’t care about what happens in the league now after such a success and is focused on the cup.

    I’m so glad we are lucky to have an owner who doesn’t believe in such foolish things. Ashley knows us fans don’t want a trip to wembley, 10th in the prem league and the 3rd round of the FA cup is more than enough.

    We are so lucky.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the fan base has already thrown the towel in, so the white hanky of surrender will come as no shock to the Fat Farm. Anyway, won’t hanky waving look a bit… girly?

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #11

    He even spoke about how the fans would be going to work happy on Monday. I mean, why is he considering the fans, most unusual.

    0
  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #12

    who has got a white hanky?

    0
  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Black and white barmy

    Yes, stop giving Ashley money and he will start to see his way of operating our football club is not working

    0
  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki

    I’ve been saying this all day, so sorry if you or others have seen it. I think we need to hit rock bottom before we react to the problem, happens with a lot of addictions (and a lot have one of wanting to support their team n the pitch above anything else).

    I think that time is coming, the media are even highlighting problems with the club now, so hopefully we are near that point.

    0
  • a long way from newbiggin

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Next home game that is on sky everyone should watch it at the pub

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Blacknwhitebarmy – I know Ashley does every quarter the SD profits are announced.

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Ashley is like Audrey 2 – ” Feed me! Feed me NOW!!!”

    0
  • Tsunki

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #18

    A long way – apparently streams are a real revenue killer for TV money dependent clubs 😉

    0
  • stuart no9

    Jan 25, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #19

    i believe i am well within my rights, judging by what we know now about ashley and his one and only intention when he bought the club being to rip the soul out of our beloved club and use it to fund SD – T o call anyone who offers ashley more money to ” finish us off ” ie buying season tickets or merchandise from his shops —idiots.

    0
  • firebug666

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #20

    beermonkey

    Sorry for the late reply, had company so had to drop off for a while.

    I don’t know the answer to your question mate, I would assume NUST do but really not sure.

    0
  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #21

    Of course the QA session was convened at Ashley’s mouthpiece Charnley’s request. That’s why the local press was invited back into the fold – to ‘ask’ the questions that Charnley had the pre-prepared answers for!

    Talk about North Korea? Ashley’s got to be serious challenger for the world’s greatest tyrant and propagandist!

    0
  • Sav

    Jan 25, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Roma are welcome. I never thought much of Yanga M’Biwa anyway, tbh. Just the thoughts of another 5.5 million to add to the 3mil Palace paid for Pards brings us that bit closer to top 4 in the next Deloitte and Latouche league table. Sweet.
    By the way, as Carr is portrayed as a kind of genius and Chinless is just basically an accountant doing his job, and the new Head Coach won’t have any say in transfers in and out, if we continue to be crap, whose fault is it? We are told Carr bought so called ‘technical’ players (I mean, technically, Fecundo Ferreya is a player, isn’t he?) while Pards, we hear, preferred a bit more blood and thunder, up and under. So if we get another M’Biwa or a Ferreya or another shot-shy Riviere, is Carr to be bulletproof now because the coach isn’t playing them right?
    And likewise, if the ‘structure, philosophy, culture and long-term strategy keeps us mired in the bottom half (as 5 of the 7 Ashley Years have) can we expect Chinless to walk? How exactly are fans to evaluate their performances? And if the Manager/Coach can’t get success out of a bunch of players he didn’t choose and didn’t choose to sell halfway through the season, can he really be expected to carry the can for it by himself? Just because he has to front-up for the cameras each week, he’s going to invite the ire of fans while Carr is never seen and Charnley (almost) never speaks. This is a ridiculous situation.

    0
  • Big Archie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Grasping at straws for a cheap shot there Ed?

    Yanga-Mbiwa has been on loan since September and was always on his way out. He is obviously not a player we want to keep so Charnley was 100% honest and accurate in his statement, “As we sit here today I can’t envisage any player we want to retain leaving”.

    Add to that that he’ll hardly be missed and we’re just arguing semantics here.

    Of course – now that Pardew has gone we all have to find someone to hate, and as there is no manager yet we’ll just go for Charnley, because that’s what the mob will do.

    0
  • Lynxie

    Jan 26, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #24

    I hope no one is going to seriously try telling me that Yanga Mbiwa is NOT a better defender than Williamson???? Jesus Christ, Willo should be nowhere near the Premier League.

    0

You must log in to post a comment.