Young Boys have confirmed the capture on loan of Kevin Mbabu.

The versatile defender can play on either side of the defence as well as at centre-half.

Many fans have been disappointed to see Rafa Benitez not give Mbabu a chance in the first team squad.

The 21 year old will spend the full season on loan at Young Boys but there is no confirmation from either club as to whether there is a permanent contract trigger clause involved in the deal.

Official Young Boys Statement:

Kevin Mbabu moves on loan to Young Boys

The Young Boys have undertaken a loan until the end of the season for the Swiss junior national player Kevin Mbabu.

The 21 -year-old born in Geneva is with Newcastle and has appeared in the English Premier League.

Mbabu is a full-back but can also be used in central defence.

In 2012 he made his debut as a 17 year-old at Servette and joined as an 18 – year-old to England (Newcastle).

A year ago he made his Premier League debut for Newcastle against Chelsea.

He will wear the shirt number 43 at YB .

We welcome Kevin Mbabu and wish him every success at YB.’