FC Porto Sign Chancel Mbemba From Newcastle United

Portuguese Super League giants FC Porto have completed the transfer of Congo DR international defender Chancel Mbemba from Newcastle United.

The 23-year-old moves from the Premier League outfit to FC Porto after putting pen to paper in a deal reported to be around £7.14m.

Mbemba joined the Magpies from Belgian side Anderlecht in an £8m deal in 2015 and went on to score once in 59 appearances in all competitions during his three-year spell in the North East.

In his first interview as an FC Porto player, Mbemba told the club’s website: “Everyone knows FC Porto are a great club.”

“It is a great happiness for me. I remember being in Africa and seeing Porto win the Champions League.” He added.