Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa’s Newcastle career is all but over after clause triggered by Roma

DEAL ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, left, and James Milner.
DEAL ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, left, and James Milner.

NEWCASTLE United’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa will join AS Roma on a permanent deal.

The defender played his 20th game for the Serie A club yesterday – and the appearance triggered a clause in his season-long loan deal.

Roma now have to sign Yanga-Mbiwa, who joined Newcastle from Montpellier two years ago.

The two clubs agreed a deal, reportedly worth more than £5m, last summer, but it was dependent on the 25-year-old making 20 or more appearances.

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