According to Marca, Newcastle United want to re-sign Swiss defender Kevin Mbabu in this summer’s transfer window.
Mbabu joined Newcastle in 2013 following a successful trial, but only made five first-team appearances for the Magpies before moving on.
The former Switzerland Under-19 international had a successful loan spell at Young Boys during the 2016-17 season before joining the club on a permanent deal last summer.
Mbabu was outstanding for Young Boys last term, and according to Marca, Newcastle now want to bring the 6ft ace back to the Premier League.
That said, Real Betis, Valencia, Real Sociedad, Girona and Fulham are also all believed to be considering a move for the defender before this summer’s transfer window closes.
Mbabu is capable of playing at right-back, left-back and in central defence, and would be the ideal signing for Newcastle ahead of the new campaign.
The English club’s supporters have been offering their views on the potential deal, and a selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
We should never had gotten rid, I’d love to see him back though
— Matthaus (@GeordieDubravka) August 3, 2018
Every club makes mistakes with players … Manure made a £90m ! … Mbabu was voted one of the best players in the Swiss league last season .. still only 23 and can play left or right back – would be an ideal purchase – hope there’s some truth in this
— ShaunNUFC (@shaimoss) August 3, 2018
He was stunning vs Chelsea. Get him back please.
— NUFC China (@NUFC_China) August 3, 2018
Can play RB and LB would love to get him back
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) August 3, 2018
Bring him home
— Lewisarnott (@LewisArnott1) August 3, 2018
Said we should have never sold him. The lad is talented and lighting pace.
— Adam Tones (@adamtones) August 3, 2018
I’d love that 👀👀
— John (@TheMrJohnEpic) August 3, 2018