NUFC fans all say the same thing after watching Kevin Mbabu in Wednesday night semi-final..

Newcastle fans were all saying the same thing on social media on Wednesday night – why on earth did we let Kevin Mbabu go?

The 24-year-old, who left for just €120k two years ago, is now a regular in the Swiss national side and started in their UEFA Nations League semi-final against Portugal last night.

He impressed, bombing on well from right-back, showing frightening pace and creating several chances, begging the question just why Benitez let him go – something that seems all the more bizarre when consider how well he could’ve worked as a right wing-back.

Here’s what Newcastle fans had to say on Twitter as they watched the marauding full-back cause havoc against Portugal last night:

You have to wonder just why Rafa let him go – maybe he was homesick or his attitude wasn’t right – but you can’t help but wonder what could have been, with this appearing to be one of Benitez’s few mistakes since he took over on Tyneside.

It would be different if he really didn’t show any promise during his few starts at senior level, but to me he looked the part and a player who had the pace, athleticism and tenacity to make it in England. On his league debut he had Pedro in his pocket all game, but we didn’t see him a great deal after that.

Not only has Mbabu helped BSC Young Boys to back-to-back Swiss League titles, bagging 3 goal and 13 goals along the way, he’s now earned himself a £8m move to Wolfsburg, with him signing a pre-contract in April ahead of his big move to the Bundesliga this summer.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “NUFC fans all say the same thing after watching Kevin Mbabu in Wednesday night semi-final..

  1. Mbabu had a few injuries at the time and little game experience, and Rafa was forced to trim the wage bill and playing staff in order to generate money to spend on new players – or at least that’s what he was told would happen, I agree we should have kept him but hindsight is a wonderful thing & Rafa been Rafa probably knew it to – so probably let the lad go to get his career back on track

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  2. Baffled:
    Mbabu had a few injuries at the time and little game experience, and Rafa was forced to trim the wage bill and playing staff in order to generate money to spend on new players – or at least that’s what he was told would happen, I agree we should have kept him but hindsight is a wonderful thing & Rafa been Rafa probably knew it to – so probably let the lad go to get his career back on track

    I think that’s spot on mate.

    The fact we sold him for £100k is frustrating mind. Hardly raised much cash!

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