DEADLINE DAY: Newcastle’s Yanga-Mbiwa arrives in Italy to complete AS Roma switch

NEW START ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
NEW START ... Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
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NEWCASTLE United’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has arrived in Italy to sign for AS Roma.

The defender, set to sign join the club on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent move, was pictured at leaving a Rome airport this afternoon.

Yanga-Mbiwa, sidelined with an ankle problem, has found first-team opportunities hard to come at United by over the past 18 months.

Newastle must now sign a replacement for the 25-year-old before tonight’s transfer deadline.