Sky Italia: Roma acquire Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

Roma have found their final defensive piece: Newcastle’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

According to Sky Italia, the deal is already closed for the former Montpellier man, who will touch-down at Rome’s Fiuminico airport within the next couple of hours to take this medical with the club. The defender arrives on loan to Roma, who also have a €5 million option to make the move permanent in the summer.

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