Newcastle Close To Signing Top Youngster


The Daily Mail is reporting that Newcastle are close to signing 17 year-old Swiss central defender Kevin Mbabu.

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Kevin Mbabu – 17 year-old Swiss defender

The right footed 6′ tall youngster who has been at Servette FC for six months, and he has one first team appearance for the Geneva based club, making his debut last September, and Newcastle are hoping to secure him for around a £1M fee.

That’s how much Newcastle paid last summer for Gael Bigirimana, who has looked a good player for Newcastle this season. Manchester United have also been watching the 17 year-old.

Kevin has played 20 times for the Swiss U16, U17, U18 and U19 sides, and is a top up-and-coming Swiss defender and he’s from the famous Team Genève-Servette-Carouge which has produced some good Swiss players in the past such as Philippe Senderos, Reto Ziegler, Fabrizio Zambrella, Jeremy Frick and Kevin Tsimba.

The Servette defender will become part of the Newcastle Development squad, which needs strengthening following as many as eleven players being released last summer – those players just didn’t make the grade at Newcastle.

That’s about all we know about this player – if any readers know this lad or have seen him play – please let us know what he’s like.

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378 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #1

    I could kick things off but….

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  • Dantoon85

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t know much about this lad does anyone rate him??

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Never heard of him so don’t have much to say.

    But gfn reporting feberbache have pulled out of trying to sign belhanda….could we pounce.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #4

    I heard he’s great up front in the no 9 role.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Wow PL goal fest tonight.

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  • Mark

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #6

    To be fair, we have a very poor batch of youngsters (with 2 or 3 exceptions) compared to most clubs, so any possible upcoming prospect will be welcomed with open arms IMO!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #7

    We need fulham S’hampton, reading and norwich to lose.

    Oh.

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  • AshtreeKid

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #8

    Whats anyone think will be our level of activity in the transfer market tomorrow??

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #9

    Ed did you say 17 or 27! Its obafemi all over again!

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  • Magpies-till-d3ath

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #10

    See Bony scored today…..AGAIN! Don’t know much about this Mbabu lad!

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Ba on the bench 0-0. On second half me thinks.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #12

    I see Mirin is not now going to Lille. Report say the club are in talks with the Toon, West Ham and Fulham and the he will stay at Valenciennes until the summer. Link:-

    http://www.le10sport.com/football/mercato/va-legrand-isimat-mirin-nira-pas-a-lille-91372

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  • Offkey

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #13

    love the moustache.

    Also, think I found a download link to the villa vs nufc full game – pretty slow – but I missed it due to work booking me into a crap hotel

    http://www.fullmatches.net/aston-villa-vs-newcastle-29-jan-2013-full-match/

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashtree

    Sub zero activity. Mother hubbards cupboards are bare.

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  • Dantoon85

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #15

    He looks like Andre 3000 off the Gillette advert

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  • daztoon

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Looks part of Ranger`s wanna be gangster squad

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #17

    Alien Life Form (makem clone)

    I usually administer the Ritalin. Surely you could have got the spelling right off your prescription ?

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  • Offkey

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #18

    Piss off alf

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  • Barras

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #19

    We have signed Mbiwa and Sissoko who are only 23, and now we are trying to sign young talents like Mbabu and Thauvin.

    Building for the future.

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Comon get Ba on – can’t afford reading to pick up a point!

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #21

    Mirin in the summer and Belhanda or Bony. MMMM
    One more sleep till deadline day 🙂

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #22

    really alf?

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  • AshtreeKid

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #23

    I still think we need another striker?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #24

    2-1 united thanks rooney, c’mon chelski get ba on the pitch let him bag a couple then tweak his hammy nout too bad just enough to sideline him through the weekend!

    So what to people think alf stands for?
    Alf
    Loves
    Felching?

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  • Spuggy

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Chelski 63% possesion, 6 shots, 0 on target.

    All mouth and no trousers.

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #26

    loving this kids attempt at the bum fluff tash!!!

    He kind of pulls it off to be fair! 😉

    where did alf and Remy go, i need some entertainment!

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  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Alf grow up ans piss off you racist troll … Get a life !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #28

    Wow alf a racist and a cnut your talents are endless

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  • alf

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #29

    Yo yo what a Tool!

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  • Dantoon85

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Some harsh comments on here

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  • p

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #31

    @24, yes, we could do with a pacy, tricky player with some versatility.

    HBA ticks most of those boxes (though he is not regarded as pacy) though so, it’s not the end of the world if we do not get another in.

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  • beefman13

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #32

    Alf, you will support the toon “till death us do part”

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  • Joe Blog

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Kevin – not a great name for a footballer – name some illustrious Kevins.

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  • Barras

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #34

    Bitterness, hatred, racism – yes they are all disgusting traits but they are also destructive traits. Don’t let them characterize you as a person alf.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Spuggy
    You’d think they would of learnt not to bother with torres by now!

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  • 89Norcal

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Dantoon85
    Lol he does.

    Seems like we’ve shut down all the doubters today so far except alf. Guy is nothing but a mackem troll. He’s been banned from his own club’s forums so he comes on ours and spews nonsense from his backside.

    please go alf

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  • Joe Blog

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #37

    Aside from the obvious one!

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  • Krul to be Kind

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #38

    lol @25 tads

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Joe blog
    Kevin nolan

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  • yo-yo

    Jan 30, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Alf

    RACIST COMMENTS ARE NOT WANTED ON THIS BLOG

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