Newcastle United: Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa joins Roma for £5.5m

Roma defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has collected five yellow cards in 20 appearances for Roma this season

Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has signed for Italian club Roma on a permanent deal for £5.5m.

The 25-year-old joined the Serie A club on loan in September and has made 20 appearances for Rudi Garcia's team.

The France international signed a five-and-a-half-year contract when he moved to St James' Park from Montpellier in 2013 for £6.7m.

Yanga-Mbiwa made 46 appearances for Newcastle under previous manager Alan Pardew.

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