Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa signs 5-year deal with Lyon

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa is making the switch from AS Roma to Lyon.

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LYON, France — France defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has completed his transfer from AS Roma to Lyon after signing a five-year deal with the French league club.

Lyon, last-year’s runner up to Paris Saint-Germain, said the deal is worth 8 million euros ($8.8 million), plus bonuses that could potentially reach 2 million euros.

The 26-year-old Yanga-Mbiwa won the French title with Montpellier in 2012 before joining Newcastle in the English Premier League and then moving to Italy last year.

Yanga-Mbiwas, who made 28 appearances in Serie A, has also played four matches for France.