20 year-old French midfielder Mehdi Abeid will go out on loan in January to a lower league club, to get some first team games under his belt, and he could be away from Newcastle through the end of the season.
Mehdi Abeid - now wants to go out on loan
The Algerian U23 International has been one of our youngsters who have failed to step up to the plate this season, when they have been given an opportunity by manager Alan Pardew, although a year ago it looked like Mehdi would emerge as a top player for Newcastle in a year or so.
But after the dismal performance at Bordeaux a couple of weeks ago the Newcastle manager said he would be sending some younger players out on loan.
Newcastle set up a loan deal for Abeid earlier this year, but he turned down that opportunity, but this time he seems very willing to get first team games away from Newcastle:
“The manager has told me to go on loan, get more experience and to come back and get better. The manager likes me, I think, we have a good relationship and we have spoken many times. I hope to go on loan soon and get some more experience of first team football.”
“It’s been nice playing for the reserves but I would like to play at a higher level than that to become a better player. I can see me leaving in January, maybe in England or France. I’m not sure yet.” “I train every day with Newcastle, I aim to do my best every day with Newcastle and I feel like I am improving as a player with Newcastle when I am playing with the reserve team.”
“It’s what I try to do to impress the manager. Every time I get the chance to train with the first team I try to make sure I do my best so that I get the chance.” “It’s been great for me to come to Newcastle and to train with better players every day.” “I progress every day because of those players I am working with.”
“That’s what I need to become a better player.” “I know I can play with the first team and I have to keep going, show my character that I can play for the Newcastle first team.”
Abeid has four appearances for Newcastle since he joined us last year on a free transfer from French club Lens, and he is best friends with Hatem Ben Arfa, who is now one of Newcastle’s best players.
And that’s a good attitude being shown by the 20 year-old, and we think some first team games in the lower leagues will do him a power of good.
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