Newcastle wish to cash in on Mbemba

According to HLN, Newcastle midfielder and defender Chancel Mbemba is on his way to FC Porto.

What’s the story?

Mbemba signed for Newcastle in 2015 and has gone on to make 54 league appearances for the club, scoring once.

However, the Congolese international found game-time harder to come by last season, only making seven starts for the Magpies.

Celtic have long-been rumoured to be interested in Mbemba, but it appears Brendan Rodgers has lost out in the race to sign the player who is valued at £5.4million on Transfermarkt.

No fee has been reported yet but HLN are sure that Mbemba is heading to the Portuguese champions in the next few days.

Time to move on

It is hard to quantify the deal at the moment without any stated fee, but it seems time for Mbemba to move on from Newcastle.

He failed to make much of an impression at St James’ Park last season and Newcastle are wise to recoup what they can for the player and reinvest it into the team.

Although he was popular with fans for his work-rate, he fell out of favour with the management and it seemed his time was very much up in Tyneside.

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