CHANCEL MBEMBA has left Newcastle for Portuguese champions Porto.
The versatile centre-back spent three years on Tyneside.
However Mbemba will now be taking part in within the Primeira Liga after agreeing phrases with Euro heavyweights Porto.
And the DR Congo ace may face his previous facet when Newcastle play Porto in a pre-season conflict later this month.
Mbemba was a fan favorite at St James’ Park because of his no-nonsense model of play.
The 23-year-old was snapped up from Belgian facet Anderlecht in 2015.
And he went on to make 59 appearances in all competitions.
Mbemba’s first season was his most profitable by way of taking part in time.
Rafa Benitez didn’t seem to favour the highly effective centre-back when he led Newcastle to Championship glory.
And Mbemba was restricted to much more time on the bench final season, prompting Benitez to green-light his departure regardless of having two extra years on his contract.