Ex-Newcastle defender Mbabu to join Wolfsburg in €9.2m deal

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The Swiss right-back is looking forward to "the adventure in the Bundesliga" after agreeing a deal in Germany

Wolfsburg have confirmed the signing of Switzerland international full-back Kevin Mbabu from Young Boys.

He has made 28 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring once and recording three assists.

The 24-year-old will join the Bundesliga club at the end of the season in a deal reportedly worth in the region of €9.2million.

"I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and the adventure in the Bundesliga," Mbabu told Wolfsburg's website after completing his medical on Thursday.

"The facilities at the club are ideal for me to keep improving as a footballer at a high level."

Managing director Jorg Schmadtke added: "Kevin Mbabu made a very positive impression on us when we scouted him and reinforced that impression during our discussions with him.

"He's particularly strong and quick, and he's a player who will fit in well at VfL Wolfsburg as a footballer and as a person."

Mbabu, who has signed a four-year contract, came through the Servette youth system before enjoying a brief spell in the Premier League with Newcastle United.

He returned to his homeland in 2016 and has played a major role in Young Boys winning back-to-back Super League titles, ending the dominance of Basel.

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Wolfsburg sit ninth in the Bundesliga, four points off Hoffenheim in sixth - the final Europa League qualifying place.   

They face Hoffenheim in their next game before games against Nurnberg, Stuttgart and Augsburg complete their season as they attempt to mount a late charge for European football.

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