In an earlier article this morning we talked about six Newcastle players who have contacts running out in June and we said if we were pushed we’d only give the three younger players new deals.
They were Kevin Mbabu, Rolando Aarons and Freddie Woodman and we would let Gabby Obertan, Sylvain Marveaux and even Steven Taylor leave the club.
It was a very tough call on Steven of course.
Kevin Mbabu to get new deal at Newcastle
And today Steve McClaren has revealed he wants to keep 20 year-old Swiss player Kevin Mbabu at the club past the summer.
This is what Steve has said in the Chronicle today:
“Yes. I like him, he has got a good attitude, he is a good athlete and he is strong – he’s willing and wants to do a job.”
“He is wholehearted and you can see he just wants to get up the field with the ball.”
“It’s a shame he picked up the injury after the cup match because he did well, it was his first game back at Watford in the FA Cup.”
“We wanted to try that system (3-5-2) and have a look at it.”
“We thought it worked very well – we had only planned on giving him an hour before we changed and did well for that time.”
Kevin is an excellent young player if only we can keep him fit, but it’s good he’s getting a new deal.
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