According to British media, the Anderlecht player Chancel Mbembe is practically ready for Premier League club Newcastle.
The defender of allegedly 20 years will cost the Tyneside club around seven million pounds, reports The Telegraph.
In addition to being an exciting football player, Mbembe is perhaps best known for a case that came up in the media two years ago.
Then it was known that player during his career has been registered with four different birth dates.
When he played football in his home country Congo, before he went to Belgium, he was registered born in 1988 by two of the clubs he played for.
But during a qualifier for Africa Cup, Congo had changed his birth date to November 30, 1991.
When he went to Anderlecht, it was stated that Mbembe was born on August 8, 1994. Although the player himself believes that he was born in 1990.
It is not uncommon for players from Africa to have unknown date of birth, since the birth date of many on the continent is never registered anywhere.
This problem has partly been focused on in connection with African Nations participation in the championship at youth levels and the football tournament during the Olympics.
In Mbembe's case, the Football Association in Congo has manipulated the player's date of birth, so that he could attend the 2012 Olympics.
Later, it has been changed several times.
English media on Monday reported that Mbembe is 20 years old, but in reality he can be 27 years old.
In connection with the rumors of a move to Newcastle, some joker has edited the player's Wikipedia page and changed the birth year to 1965.
The joke suggests that Mbembe really is 49 years old.
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