Ex-Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba will not be offered a new contract by FC Porto as he has lied about his age for his entire career, according to reports.
The centre-back, who played over 50 times for Newcastle between 2015 and 2018, was previously believed to be 27 years old but according to Portuguese news outlet Corriero de Manha, he has told his close friends he was born in 1990, which makes him 31.
Mbemba’s age has been questioned for many years after a 2013 investigation revealed four different birth dates were brought up throughout his career. The earliest year of birth speculated was August 1988, which would make him 33 now.
The debate over his age was temporarily quashed when he took bone tests upon signing for Newcastle which claimed he was actually born in 1994, the year he maintained he was born in.
But this new reported evidence has raised even more speculation about Mbemba’s age, with Porto now reportedly unwilling to extend his current contract beyond the summer due to this information.