Newcastle United dealine day round-up: Mbabu joins as Xisco finally leaves for good

NEW BOY ... Kevin Mbabu.
NEW BOY ... Kevin Mbabu.

NEWCASTLE United’s transfer window ended with the low-key signing of teenager Kevin Mbabu from Swiss club Servette.

The club also finally got flop Xisco off its books, with the forgotten striker leaving after his lucrative contract was “terminated by mutual consent”.

Xisco has joined Spanish second division club Cordoba until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old – who was paid a reported £50,000-a-week – made just a handful of appearances in his four and a half years at United, the bulk of which were spent away on loan.

In other moves, midfielder Mehdi Abeid and defender Paul Dummett went out on half-season loans to St Johnstone and St Mirren respectively.

Midfielder Brad Inman has extended his stay at Crewe Alexandra until the end of the campaign.

Defender Danny Simpson – who had been the subject of interest from Wigan Athletic, Fulham and West Brom – will see out the last six months of his contract at United.

Meanwhile, Mbabu has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at St James’s Park.

The 17-year-old defender can play at centre-half and right-back.

“I am delighted to join Newcastle United,” said Mbabu, who has made only one senior appearance for Servette.

“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.”

Mbabu will join Willie Donachie’s development squad, which is being overhauled by the club.