Newcastle Sign 18 Year Old French Midfielder


There is news today that Newcastle have agreed to sign Mehdi Abeid, who was at French club Lens, as a free agent.

Mehdi Abeid – 18 year old French U18 International

The news is coming from the top and long serving Newcastle fan site www.nufc.com, and they are usually right about these things.

The 18 year-old attacking midfielder has apparently just finished a successful trial at Newcastle, and he was signed as a free agent, after Lens had released him.

Newcastle also signed another top French youngster last September, Yven Moyo from Sochaux, but the youngster was injured in his Reserve team debut late last year and has only recently returned – so we haven’t seen much of this top rated youngster yet.

Both Moyo and Abeid have both represented France at U18 level, and we think it’s good that Newcastle are bringing in top young players, whom they can then groom over the next few years.

It’s difficult to find out much news about players so young, but it seems clear Newcastle are concentrating their efforts in bringing French players to the club, since Chief Scout Graham Carr has concentrated his efforts in France all year.

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52 comments so far

  • Partizan

    May 23, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    For a moment i though it was David Villa from the look of that photo.

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  • Toonboy_84

    May 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Good to be signing promising youngsters but we need players that are ready now.

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  • Toonboy_84

    May 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #3

    lol Partizan………………………………if only!

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  • connor_nufc

    May 23, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Tim krul called up to senior holland squad!!!

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  • veto

    May 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #5

    grooming youngsters eh

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  • kimbo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Will this be another wonder kid who we destroy.What has happened to Harris Vuckic,he was supposed to be a “one to watch” in the Prem League this season,if he is fit why did he not get a chance yesterday instead of Smith(complete waste of space).We were 3 -1 when he came on,enough said.

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  • carrollsinger

    May 23, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Is this the bloody international midfielder the mystery buy – great!

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    May 23, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #8

    these players are for future

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  • darthkir

    May 23, 2011 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #9

    but if this kid is good why would Lens has released him?

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  • Snubs

    May 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #10

    what you on about kimbo how is vuckic fit he only just recently come back from a massive injury, and he’s young, do you really think its clever to put him in an agressive EPL game? deary me. Good signing, promising future. Was hoping for shaqiri though.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #11

    veto

    yes Ed could have worded that better !!

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 23, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Anybody here got twitter?

    Enrique is back on it and has been posting since the wba game…

    @josenufc3
    José Enrique Sánchez
    Not to believe everything you read in the press!
    4 May via web

    ^ thats was on may 4th…

    josenufc3 José Enrique Sánchez
    Sorry… No excuses… #nufc
    18 hours ago
    ….

    josenufc3 José Enrique Sánchez
    Will make up for it next season!
    17 hours ago

    ^^could be promising

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Well my hopes on Getting Lennon are dashed… Eden hazard has snubbed a move to the EPL and therefore Lennon is still first choice RW for Redknapp even if he is falling out of favour…

    http://www.talksport.co.uk/sports-news/football/premier-league/transfer-rumours/7698/5/belgian-wonderkid-snubs-liverpool-tottenham-and-arsenal?

    Sigh… Lennon would have been a good signing..

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  • kimbo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Snubs…
    Alan Smith had just come back from a serious injury,but I still think Vuckic is a far superior player to Alan Smith ,and would have benefited from a outing in front of 50K fans.

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  • G

    May 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #15

    Back to the thread, anybody seen this kid play? Got to wonder why Lens released him?

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  • tynesidetommo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Come on, Jose – stick with the Toon. We can only get better!

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  • tanmag

    May 23, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #17

    That @josenufc3 is a fake account mate

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  • tanmag

    May 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Just scouted him on FM2011 … he’s gonna be diamond 😛

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #19

    tanmag –

    Danny simpson has confirmed its a real account mate so…

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  • 09nufc09

    May 23, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #20

    In the games i have seen ( chelsea and arsenal in the cup and a few reserve games ) vuckic has been easily our best midfielder, in the arsenal game he played a ball with the outside of his foot that xavi would of been proud of. People seem to forget that he is 18, he will be in our starting 11 within 2 year. With Vuckic, tiote, ben arfa, gosling, ferguson the futures looking bright.
    b.t.w keep up ed i broke this news 2 days ago lol

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #21

    We cant rely on Danny simpson, not after that nightmare of a second half mistake yesterday… 😉

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  • 09nufc09

    May 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #22

    Jose is not back on twitter its a fake, simpson has not confirmed it.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #23

    Im surprised Newcastle have only been linked with one Right back…. i hope that pardew doesnt overlook that position…. Danny Simpson needs Competition at the very least…

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  • leazes upper

    May 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #24

    never heard of this kid.anyone seen him play.

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  • Partizan

    May 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #25

    I believe its a good signing eventhough he comes from the reserves,but considering his age he was probably knocking on the first team door.

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  • tanmag

    May 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Magpietillidie22 –

    Fake account chap

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Btw when does the Transfer window open?

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  • Magpietillidie22

    May 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Vuckic is being nurtured to try and make sure he does become the player people expect of him. Dont forget he moved countries at a very young age to come here and settle on top of the fact he has been hit with a couple very serious injuries.

    Must be deflating. But I’m confident he’ll be what people hope, as 09nufc09 says, when he has appeared he has shown glimpses of quality with his touch and passing ability

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  • NathanH NUFC

    May 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #29

    @darthkir

    Lens got relegated from the Ligue 1 so im guessing they had to get shot of some players & his contract might have ran out.

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  • smithy434

    May 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #30

    Please say this isnt the international midfielder were supposed to be getting!?

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #31

    Thats what I thought Smithy434… but apparantly a Fee has been agreed for that CM… and we got this fella on a free… so i dont think it is..

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  • leazes upper

    May 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #32

    on vuckic he always looks good when seen him play.acadamy side reserves and in the cup games but he seems very injury prone.have to give him time to get FULLY fit

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  • Toon XI

    May 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #33

    My god…how many midfielders are we going to sign????? Do they not realize we need strikers????

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #34

    “And I can say that because he’s an international player – not someone who belongs to one of the bottom four battling relegation.””

    Not Reo Coker.

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  • Nufc_mo

    May 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #35

    @ Toon Xi,

    once we have 10 Central midfielders we will be fine. This Mehdi guy is one for the future…

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  • cousto

    May 23, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Heard from Tiote’s milkman that the CM we’re bringing in is Jeremy Menez from Roma

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  • toonincheek

    May 23, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #37

    “Promising younster” “released by Lens”.

    Hmmm. Obviously, they didn’t think so.

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  • stuart no9

    May 23, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #38

    i must have read the thread wrong, i thought it said AP was brining in quality players

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  • chuck

    May 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #39

    Nufc-mo
    Arry has decided to keep Lennon !
    Well thats a relief, he`s a bit like Jonas, tons of pace but little in the way of final product.

    Scouting is not brain surgery, just got to check out the kids who make their international squads at various ages, not too many miss the cull.

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  • newcastle29

    May 23, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #40

    @Magpietillidie22

    thats a fake twitter account, i only follow real ones and that one was said to be fake by danny simpson!

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