It seems that Swiss teenager Kevin Mbabu will sign on for Newcastle today – and we covered that story yesterday – and even got the right photo up for the 17 year-old – eventually – and the news in the local papers is the Swiss U19 International will sign today – and Newcastle will beat Manchester United to his signature.
17 year-old Kevin Mbabu
It seems that at the beginning of January Newcastle invited the youngster to St. James’ Park, since Manchester United were also keen on the youngster, and the Newcastle Journal is reporting that Kevin will sign today – and become part of Newcastle’s Development squad immediately.
What Newcastle have to learn from the last five years is to better judge the class of youngsters they sign – since we haven’t had an awful lot of success in bringing these top young players through to the first team, although when the lads are signed – they are top players of their age group.
Here’s another photo of Kevin – just to make sure we’ve got the right one this time.
Kevin Mbabu – to sign today
We hope Kevin can prosper on Tyneside, and he’s certainly a highly rated youngster who has played 20 times for the various Swiss Youth Sides.