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Newcastle signing signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa: I want to play until I'm 40

Newcastle United signing Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa says he's in the game for the long haul.

Yanga-Mbiwa hopes to follow in the footsteps of AC Milan defensive legend Paolo Maldini and play until he is 40.

He said: "I want to keep going until 40. That's why I look after my body. It's my work tool as they say.

"I see some people at 30 or 32 and they no longer have the desire, they're no longer advancing. I didn't want to end up like them."

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