Kevin Mbabu makes very interesting admission when asked about a return to NUFC

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:

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..

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5 thoughts on “Kevin Mbabu makes very interesting admission when asked about a return to NUFC

  1. Got rid of the lad too soon in my opinion. He looked good enough when he was given a chance – suffered a few injuries then shipped out.
    I also think we’d be foolish to let Armstrong go too. He’s never been given a chance to even prove himself. It gives our other youngsters no hope and no incentive to stay.

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  2. Sharpy17:
    Got rid of the lad too soon in my opinion.He looked good enough when he was given a chance – suffered a few injuries then shipped out.
    I also think we’d be foolish to let Armstrong go too.He’s never been given a chance to even prove himself.It gives our other youngsters no hope and no incentive to stay.

    Totally agree mate. I know he’s shone in a far poorer league, but his pace/power/intensity always seemed like it would lend itself to English football..

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  3. At the time Mbemba was released, I think Rafa probably thought Ashley was good to his word. He did fund a bit of a spend up when we went down. Rafa would have thought the lad’s okay, but years away from competing for a PL first team place (perhaps is still a year or two away, even now, though a lot closer than many of those who were kept on, didn’t develop and now been let go), so move him out and trust Ashley to provide the money to get the quality in, …only the spending stopped dead once promotion was achieved and the quality never arrived, …and never will arrive, …just more and more lies. Only if NUFC are staring into the oblivion come mid season, will Ashley allow Rafa to spend any money, but then everyone will know to jack up their prices so what will we be able to get in anyway, and any money from Ashley will come with so many strings attached that it wouldn’t be worth touching.
    Mbemba didn’t so much get dumped by NUFC, as he was released (escaped, if you will) and having another year of maturity and the experience of a big PL club under his belt, he thrived in a much lesser league and may well bounce back into English football. I would suggest he pick his club very carefully – a good coach/manager and the second league competition would see him develop very well. But NUFC offers no benefit to him now, and we wouldn’t be able to afford him, now. 😳

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