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Newcastle fans still don’t know why Kevin Mbabu was sold

Newcastle fans still don’t know why Kevin Mbabu was sold

Last night saw ex-Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu qualify for the Champions League group stages after beating Dinamo Zagreb 3-2 on aggregate having drawn 1-1 at home and won 2-1 in the away fixture. The 23-year-old defender left the club last summer and the fans still aren’t sure why.

Mbabu has the versatility to play anywhere across the backline and with the current lack of depth at full-back, it seems really strange that Rafa Benitez let him go. At the moment, the club have just Paul Dummett, DeAndre Yedlin and Javier Manquillo to fill in at full-back and when Yedlin and Manquillo were injured in their opening two games it makes the decision to have let Mbabu go look even worse.

At the age of 23, the young defender has loads of time to grow into the player he wants to be and under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez, he had all the potential to be a Premier League great with Newcastle United. It simply wasn’t to be at St James Park for the youngster and the fans will be watching on as the Young Boys defender will be competing in the Champions League whilst they continue to fight against relegation in the Premier League.

You can read the Magpies’ verdict on Mbabu here:

The fans are delighted for Mbabu on reaching the Champions League group stages but they’re gutted he wasn’t able to kick on in the Northeast.

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