When questioned by a Newcastle United fan on social media, former defender Kevin Mbabu opened the door to a potential return to St James’ Park – admitting that it is a ‘dream’ of his to return to the Premier League after his stunning rise to form in Switzerland.
Despite showing real promise on the rare occasion he was given a chance, the 23-year-old full-back was allowed to return to his homeland just last summer – joining BSC Young Boys after after an impressive season out on loan.
A year on and he’s now one of the most highly-rated players in Switzerland after a sudden rise to form, with Sky Sports confirming earlier this week that he’s now attracting interest from Fulham – and available for around £10m.
Here’s what he’s had to say on his personal Instagram account when asked if he’d ever return to Newcastle United:
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) July 14, 2018
Question: “Will you ever return to NUFC?”
Mbabu’s answer: “My dream is to come back in the Premier League so let’s see..”
Interesting. Given our need for full-back cover (he can operate down both sides), would Rafa swallow his pride and take another look? I can’t see it happening, but it certainly sounds like Mbabu would be open to the idea.
Here’s him in action for Young Boys. I know the standard is questionable, but this makes you wonder just why Rafa didn’t persevere with him..
(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at NUFCblogsubmissions@gmail.com & we’ll get back to you!)