Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has slammed defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa over his move to Newcastle United.

Despite late interest from Arsenal, Nicollin has indicated he expects his club captain to sign for Toon today.

"If he chooses for Newcastle United, he is crazy. I cannot get too much of the blame, I think that manager Alan Pardew has played his part perfectly," Nicollin told L'Equipe. "Newcastle is really not a good choice. Probably they will sell him next year again. "