Five facts about Newcastle United signing Kevin Mbabu

Newcastle United wrapped up their sixth winter transfer window signing on deadline day, and it wasn't a Frenchman.

Want the lowdown on Newcastle's newest signing Kevin Mbabu?

Here are five facts about him...

1) Kevin Mbabu is 17, and was born in 1995 when Peter Beardsley was still leading the Newcastle line.

2) He hails from Switzerland, who he has represented at under-17 level.

3) Mbabu signed from Servette, whose previous players include Phillipe Senderos, Jean Beausejour and Martin Petrov.

4) He had been on trial at Newcastle, and expects to play in the under-21 side between now and the end of the season before making the step up.

5) The dreadlocked haired defender played just 25 professional minutes for his club before signing with Newcastle.

What do you think of the signing? Another shrewd piece of business by Mike Ashley?

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