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Newcastle United fans must be wondering why Kevin Mbabu was allowed to leave

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Newcastle United fans must be wondering why Kevin Mbabu was allowed to leave

The former Newcastle United youngster has been in fine form for Young Boys in recent weeks.

Manchester United faced off with Young Boys in the Champions League last night. The Red Devils were the better side but needed a last minute goal from Marouane Fellaini to defeat the Swiss Champions.

However, there were some impressive performances from the visitors at Old Trafford. Notably, right-back Kevin Mbabu had people talking.

The Swiss international looked a talent again in this Champions League clash.

All of this will be a sickener for Newcastle United.

Last summer Newcastle let the Swiss defender leave the club. After spending the previous season on loan at Young Boys, he joined them permanently for an undisclosed fee.  

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND – NOVEMBER 18 : Eden Hazard midfielder of Belgium battles for the ball with Kevin Mbabu defender of Switzerland during the UEFA Nations League Group Stage – League A – Group 2 match between Switzerland and Belgium in The Swissporarena on November 18, 2018 in Lucerne, Switzerland, 18/11/2018 ( Photo by Peter De Voecht / Photonews via Getty Images)

Mbabu had never made a big impact at Newcastle. He featured just five times at St James’ Park and Newcastle fans were not overly disappointed to see the dreadlocked defender depart.

But it is looking increasingly as if Newcastle may have made a mistake in allowing Mbabu to go.

His form helped Young Boys to the Swiss title last season, ending FC Basel’s eight-year reign.

He is now a regular for the Swiss national team. He recently shackled Eden Hazard as Switzerland beat Belgium 5-2 to book their place in the UEFA Nations League finals.


Such form saw him linked with Fulham and Basel in the summer, with Sky Sports suggesting he was being valued at £10 million by the capital club.

It is quite the turnaround for the former Newcastle player, who is proving a few people wring at St James Park.

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