St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Swansea

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 1 - 3 Tottenham

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Swiss teen joins Newcastle

Newcastle's busy January recruitment drive has continued with the signing of Swiss teenager Kevin Mbabu.

Last Updated: 31/01/13 at 21:51 Post Comment

Kevin Mbabu in training with his new Newcastle team-mates on Thursday

Kevin Mbabu in training with his new Newcastle team-mates on Thursday

The 17-year-old defender impressed on a recent trial with the Magpies and has agreed terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

The Switzerland U19 international will go into the club's development squad after completing his move from Servette.

"Today is a big day for me. I've always wanted to sign for a club in the Premier League and Newcastle is one of the biggest there is," he said

"I want to finish my development here with the reserves before one day training with the first team and hopefully breaking into the first team."

Newcastle reserves manager Willie Donachie said: "Kevin is strong, confident, skilful and a very good prospect.

"He still has a lot to do as he is only 17, but I saw him playing for Switzerland U19s against Scotland and he did really well.

"He can play central defence or right-back and if he keeps working hard then he could have a great future in the game."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Tim Sherwood: Aston Villa deserve FA Cup final spot after 'dominating' Liverpool

Tim Sherwood described Aston Villa's 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool as a magnificent occasion for the club.

Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool: Villa reach FA Cup final after comeback win stuns Reds

Aston Villa produced a stunning fightback to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley and reach their first FA Cup final for 15 years.

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company