Loris Benito– in England ahead of possible move
Loris Benito is a left-back who has made 42 appearances for BSC Young Boys this past season. His contract has run out this summer and the report claims that he is in England right now to complete a move to the Premier League with Newcastle being mentioned as his most likely target.
Benito may know a lot about Newcastle as Young Boys right back is none other than former Magpie Kevin Mbabu. Kevin has had two stellar seasons in Bern since leaving Newcastle. So much so that he will be joining Vfl Wolfsburg this summer in a €9.2M transfer.
We always rated Kevin Mbabu very highly but it was his trouble with injuries that was his downfall at Newcastle. During his first season at Young Boys, Kevin was able to complete a full season relatively free of injury.
However, this past season saw the injury bug hit Kevin quite a few times. He still was able to impress and now will get a chance to prove his worth in the Bundesliga. We wish all the best to Kevin Mbabu.
We do think Loris Benito would be a very good signing as a free transfer, even with the current uncertainty around the club’s ownership. He would provide excellent cover at left back, a position in which we are very much lacking.