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