La Gazzetta dello Sport: Roma will make Yanga-Mbiwa loan permanent

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, French defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has convinced Rudi Garcia and Roma and will remain at the club permanenetly.

Mapou, who arrived on loan from Newcastle, has made 16 appearances for the capital club and has impressed after having failed to make his mark in England. Roma will, reportedly, look to agree on a permanent deal in January for €7 million to prevent Newcastle from changing their minds on the player, who has been immense under Rudi Garcia.

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