Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: “I have met him several times and played against him in the French League.
“He is the type of player who gives us defenders a lot of problems, he makes us work very hard.
“He runs deep, collects the ball and holds it up very well.
“He lets the team get forward and gives the team chances to counter-attack.
“He is also good on the ball and that would be something very useful for the team.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad