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Yanga-Mbiwa is exactly what we need - Newcastle boss Pardew

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew was absolutely thrilled to welcome Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to the club this evening.

The 23-year old centre-back has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal from Montpellier for a reported fee of around £7million and Pardew was quick to praise the much-needed new addition.

"We needed to strengthen the team and bringing in Mapou will give the whole squad a boost. He is precisely the sort of player we've been looking to bring to the club," he said.

"He is a good age for us but has plenty of experience at club and international level.

"Mapou is a talented footballer, good in the air and on the ground and has all the attributes to succeed as a quality defender in the Premier League.

"He's a good character too and that will be important for us over the next few months."

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