Mulumbu claims move talks

Image: Youssouf Mulumbu: Believes he is a ready to join a club 'in another class'

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu claims to have held discussions with Newcastle and Tottenham regarding a possible summer switch.

Congolese midfielder says he is in talks with Newcastle and Spurs

West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu claims to have held discussions with Newcastle and Tottenham regarding a possible summer switch. The former Congo international appears set to leave The Hawthorns once the transfer window re-opens and says his agent is already in talks with potential suitors. He is prepared to leave the matter in the hands of his representative, but admits he would be open to the idea of trying his luck elsewhere in 2012/13. "We have already started talking to teams like Newcastle and Tottenham," Mulumbu told Mercato 365. "For now, I'm leaving it all in the hands of my agent and I hope to have good surprises on my return from vacation." Mulumbu joined West Brom in January 2009 on an initial loan deal, with the Baggies making the agreement permanent that summer.

Promise

The 25-year-old admits he considered heading for pastures new in 2011, but was persuaded to remain with the Baggies. He penned a contract that is due to run until 2015, but believes he is now ready to take on a new challenge. Mulumbu said: "Last year, I thought it would be a little premature to go because it was my first full season. "But I confirmed my promise this season. I continued to show all my abilities and I think I now have to look for another challenge. That's why I hope to join a club in another class. "I had a good year, I'm pretty confident and I will leave it now to my agent. "I'm going to go on holiday and come back stronger because I know that another big season lies ahead."

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