Another Newcastle Player Leaves On Season Loan

Newcastle have announced that 21 year-old defender Kevin Mbabu has returned to his home country Switzerland to join BSC Young Boys on a season-long loan.

The defender, who played well last season when he did get the chance to play in the Newcastle first team, will stay until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

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Kevin Mbabu on loan to BSC Young Boys

Rafa wants players who will not be involved in Newcastle’s promotion drive the season to get games elsewhere and some of them – like Kevin and Siem de Jong – will join up with Newcastle again next summer.

On the other hand Florian Thauvin is on a loan to Marseille with an obligation to buy – and that deal is likely to become permanent in January when he has played a certain number of games for the French club.

This is what Newcastle have just put out on the web-site:

“Newcastle United defender Kevin Mbabu has returned to his homeland to join BSC Young Boys on loan.”

“The 21-year-old full-back, who can play on either flank, will remain at the Swiss Super League club until the end of the 2016/17 season.”

“Mbabu joined United back in January 2013 from Servette but had to wait until September 2015 for his debut, as a substitute against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.”

“His Premier League bow followed three days later when he starred in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at St. James’ Park.”

“To date, the defender has made five appearances for Newcastle and signed a two-year contract extension earlier this summer.”

“Mbabu joined United back in January 2013 from Servette, but had to wait until September 2015 for his debut, as a substitute against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.”

“His Premier League bow followed three days later when he starred in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at St. James’s Park.”

“To date, the defender has made five appearances for Newcastle, and signed a two-year contract extension earlier this summer.”

Adam Armstrong and Henri Saivet are two oher players expected to go out on season loans soon.

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