Transfer news: Roma complete signing of Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

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Image: Roma have completed the permanent transfer of Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Roma have completed the permanent transfer of Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Yanga-Mbiwa joined the Serie A club on loan last September and the deal has been made permanent for a fee of £5.5m.

Newcastle announced Roma had met a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement which made a deal for the centre-half mandatory after he played 20 games for the club.

France international Yanga-Mbiwa was brought in from Montpellier during the 2013 January transfer window and made 11 Premier League starts last season.

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But he failed to establish himself as a first-team regular and subsequently slipped down the pecking order at St James' Park.

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