Fulham have approached Swiss club Young Boys about a potential move for their full-back Kevin Mbabu, according to various reports this morning.
The Whites are eager to strengthen their squad in that position after the summer departure of last season’s first choice Ryan Fredericks to West Ham. Slavisa Jokanovic currently only has Cyrus Christie, signed from Middlesbrough last January, and youth-team graduates Marlon Fossey and Steven Sessegnon to choose from and Fulham’s recruitment team have been scouring Europe for potential signings.
Mbabu is understood to be open to a return to England, after enduring a frustration spell with Newcastle United. The former Swiss youth international made just three league appearances during his three years on Tyneside and was a regular starter for Young Boys in the Swiss Super League last season. He helped Young Boys win their first domestic title in 32 years and was named in the Swiss provisional squad for the World Cup this summer, narrowly missing out on the trip to Russia.
This morning’s report claim that Fulham have made an initial enquiry as to Mbabu’s availability and are expected to follow up with a formal bid shortly. The 23 year-old has two years to run on his current Young Boys contract – so the Whites will need to come up with an attractive offer if they are intent on pursuing their interest. The Swiss side have reportedly slapped a £10m price tag on Mbabu, with Basel also eager to sign the attacking right-back.