Sky Italia: Roma will buy Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

According to Sky Italia, Roma will purchase outright on-loan defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.

Mapou, who is on loan from Newcastle, has made 17 appearances for the club – Roma are forced to purchase the defender for €7 million if he makes 20 appearances for the club in all competitions, a number he should reach in January.

Mapou’s future is in Rome – he will stay beyond this season.

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