Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Yanga-Mbiwa's £5.5m exit

Newcastle United have bid farewell to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa so what do Magpies fans think of the news?

As confirmed by the BBC on Tuesday afternoon, Newcastle United have sold defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to AS Roma for £5.5million.

The 25-year-old centre-back has been on loan at the Serie A side since September and now he has completed a permanent move away from St James’ Park.

The Frenchman made 46 appearances for Newcastle but he has been deemed surplus to requirements and will now look to build on the 20 games he has already had with Roma.

Yanga-Mbiwa started the season as a first-choice at the Italian club before a small injury saw him side-lined for one game and benched for a second.

He has since returned to the starting line-up, playing in recent 1-1 draws with Palermo and Fiorentina.

The move means Newcastle have seen a £1.2million loss on a player they signed for £6.7million from Montpellier.

After the announcement, we took to Twitter to see what Newcastle fans thought of the player’s departure and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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