News today that Newcastle’s 19 year-old French defensive midfielder Mehdi Abeid, may be going out on loan to a Championship club.
The 19 year-old in action for Newcastle last season
There is news in East Anglia that Ipswich are keen on taking the the French U18 and Algerian U23 International on loan, presumably for the full season.
The news is that Ipswich will face competition from both Middlesbrough and Bristol City, but i t may be that Alan Pardew wants the youngster, who was born in France of Algerian parents, to get some first team playing time next season.
Mehdi was signed from French club Lens on a free transfer last summer, and he was supposed to be part of the Development squad.
But he impressed so much in initial pre-season training, that he was part of Newcastle’s American tour, and forced his way immediately into the first team squad, and played twice for the Newcastle first team last season.
Abeid is very highly regarded at Newcastle, and since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside 18 months ago, he has been keen to get Newcastle’s top young players first team playing time, out on loan at other clubs.
It would be good for the youngster to be loaned out for the full season, since he has plenty of time, and doesn’t even turn 20 until August.