Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu goes home on a season-long loan

Kevin Mbabu has made five first-team appearances for Newcastle United.
Kevin Mbabu has made five first-team appearances for Newcastle United.
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Newcastle United defender Kevin Mbabu has returned to his homeland to join BSC Young Boys on a season-long loan.

The 21-year-old full-back, who can play on either flank, will remain at the Swiss Super League club until the end of the 2016-17 season.

Mbabu joined United back in January 2013 from Servette, but had to wait until September 2015 for his debut, as a substitute against Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup.

His Premier League bow followed three days later when he starred in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at St. James's Park.

To date, the defender has made five appearances for Newcastle, and signed a two-year contract extension earlier this summer.