Newcastle signed Kevin Mbabu on the last day of the January transfer window from Servette in Switzerland, and since that time he seems to have settled in well at the Tyneside club.
Kevin Mababu - Newcastle is the perfect club for me
And it turns out that Kevin had a 10 day trial at Arsenal when he was 16 and got an offer to join the Gunners.
But he turned them down and when clubs were after him in January he made it clear that Newcastle was his number one choice.
Servette was the former club of Phillippe Senderos, and Kevin Mbabu has great potential and is a Swiss youth international.
Kevin has given an interview to L’Equipe in France about his six months so far at Newcastle:
“I went ten days with Arsenal. It was a tournament in Italy and in the end, they told me they wanted me and that they would discuss the situation with Servette. I was OK, then I thought about it and I said no. “
“I did not feel ready to go. Everyone spoke of the example of Djourou, but now I do not regret that decision.” “I wanted to leave Servette for a while. I had this opportunity, I had not even thought about it.”
“When I went to visit the facility ion Tyneside n December, I immediately thought: “This is the perfect club, this is the one I need!” “I am very happy – very, very happy.”
“Every time I go out in Newcastle, someone looks at me strangely and asks me if I’m Kevin. It’s just crazy! ” “In Switzerland, when I said I was playing for Servette, people couldn’t care. Others said: “Servette? What is this?
“At Newcastle, you don’t have to say that you play for Newcastle, because people recognize you.” “But if you say you do, they are amazed. ”
“If it’s me like that for me, I cannot imagine what it’s like for Yohan Cabaye!”
Mbabu is a defender, and the 18 year-old is one of Newcastle’s most promising young players.
And he’s a youngster Newcastle fans love to have at Newcastle, and that’s not a surprise.
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