Newcastle United have confirmed yet another signing in the January transfer window by completing a deal for 17-year old Swiss centre back Kevin Mbabu from Servette for an undisclosed fee.
Mbabu has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half year deal following a successful loan spell with the club.
The current Switzerland under 19 international, who only made one appearance in the first team for Servette as a second half substitute, revealed how pleased he was to make the move when talking to the club's official website:
"I am delighted to join Newcastle United," he said. "Today is a big day for me. I've always wanted to sign for a club in the Premier League and Newcastle is one of the biggest there is.
"I want to finish my development here with the Reserves before one day training with the first team and hopefully breaking into the first team."
Newcastle United Reserve team manager Willie Donachie added: "Kevin is strong, confident, skilful and a very good prospect.
"He still has a lot to do as he is only 17-years-old, but I saw him playing for Switzerland Under 19s against Scotland and he did really well.
"He can play central defence or right-back and if he keeps working hard then he could have a great future in the game."
Newcastle have already signed Mathieu Debuchy from Lille(£5.5m),Yoan Gouffran from Bordeaux (£2.8m), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa from Montpellier (£7M), Massadio Haidara from Nancy (undisclosed) and Moussa Sissoko from Toulouse (undisclosed), as Alan Pardew desperately attempts to guide the club away from the relegation zone.