Yanga-Mbiwa makes Roma move permanent

Roma have signed France international defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Newcastle United on a permanent basis for a fee of £5.5million.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's loan move from Newcastle United to Roma has been made permanent for a fee of £5.5million, it has been announced.

The France international moved to the Serie A outfit on a temporary basis on transfer deadline day in September.

Sunday's 1-1 draw at Fiorentina was Yanga-Mbiwa's 20th game for Roma, triggering a clause that makes his switch a full-time deal.

"Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed a transfer to AS Roma after meeting a contractual condition contained in the loan agreement between the clubs," a Newcastle statement read.

"The French defender joined Roma on a loan deal in September 2014 but it has now become a permanent move."

Yanga-Mbiwa signed for Newcastle from Montpellier - where he won Ligue 1 - in 2013, and made 37 Premier League appearances for the north east club.

This season, the 25-year-old has made 14 outings in Serie A as Roma attempt to end Juventus' run of three consecutive Scudetti.