Yanga-Mbiwa Heads Back To France

Last updated : 28 August 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Olympique Marseille are keen to take Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on a season-long loan.

The French club has reportedly approached Newcastle United but won't cough up a transfer fee.

Alan Pardew seems willing to let Yanga-Mbiwa him go, despite only having three genuine central defenders for a long hard season.

Suggesting the Frenchman is well out of favour.

He had a couple of howlers last season, looking well off the pace at times.

The defender suffered an ankle problem on the eve of the club’s season-opener against Manchester City, although I doubt if the 25-year-old, would have figured anyway.

There comes a risk bringing in foreign players and it seems the player signed from Montpellier 18 months ago is not up to Premier League standards.