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Official: Roma signs Yanga-Mbiwa on season-long loan from Newcastle

The Serie A club also has an option to purchase the defender for 5.5 million pounds.

Roma has completed the signing of Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on a season-long loan for 1 million pounds.

The Serie A club also has the option to purchase the 25-year-old for £5.5m.

The France international joined Alan Pardew's side in January 2013 and has played nearly 50 games for the club, though he had yet to feature in 2014-15.

He rose through the ranks at Montpellier, playing over 130 league games for the club and winning Ligue 1 in 2011-12.