It seems that Chancel Mbemba has his heart on joining Newcastle, and he has said as much today in comments which have been reported widely, that it’s his dream come true to be signing for Newcastle – no ifs ands or buts there from Chancel.
And there’s now news in HLN.be in Belgium that he will travel to Newcastle tomorrow to have his medical.
Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba at Anderlecht
To be re-United at Newcastle
The report is that now that Newcastle have signed his Anderlecht team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic for €18M (£12.6M at today’s rate of exchange) – Newcastle will now concentrate in the next few days on getting his team-mate at Anderlecht signed up.
They say the plan is for the 20 year-old defender to travel to England tomorrow, have his medical, and if everything goes well on Thursday, then he will be signed on Friday for €12M – £8.4M.
Chancel will be getting a five year deal at the Magpies. much like his team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic signed yesterday.
That sounds like it could even be true, because the player himself has said the deal will go through, once some details have been agreed.
That was very similar to Aleksandar’s case, when he said yesterday the hold up in his transfer was a small gap in the fee Anderlecht wanted – and what Newcastle wanted to pay.
Assuming the deal goes through Anderlecht will have transferred two of their top 20 year-olds to Newcastle in the last few days for a combined total of €30M – £21M.
They are two excellent signings for Newcastle.