Newcastle’s 19 year-old midfielder Mehdi Abeid will be going out on loan to a Championship club, according to a report in Sky Sports.
Mehdi Abeid – after scoring against Fenerbahce in pre-season
It was noticeable that Mehdi hadn’t made any of the first team squads this season, as it seems like 18 year-old central midfielder Gael Bigirimana is now ahead of him in the pecking order at St. James’ Park and that being the case it’s good the the Algerian U23 International gets some playing time somewhere else.
It’s also true that Vurnon Anita can play there. and with Newcastle having Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Dan Gosling and 19 year old Haris Vuckic in central midfield too, Mehdi’s path to the first team is blocked at the moment.
But Abeid had looked good in pre-season and had scored a very nice goal in pre-season against Fenerbahce, but it looks like it will be hard for him to make a breakthrough this season at Newcastle and now he must impress when out on loan.
A report in Sky Sports is that Charlton Athletic and Lee Clark’s Birmingham City want to take the youngster on loan in the Championship, where he will get first team action.
Sometimes this is the path forward for a youngster who does not get into the first team squad at Newcastle, and it’s now up to Mehdi to show what he can do at another club.
For the record, Mehdi Abeid has made two appearances so far for the Newcastle first team.
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