With less than two weeks left of the summer transfer window we should see players starting to leave Newcastle who are excess to requirements.
Remy Cabella will be joining on loan to Marseille as part of he deal to bring Florian Thauvin to Newcastle, but we see Florian as big a risk as Remy was when he came in a year ago.
We’ll just have to hope Thauvin adjusts better than Remy was able to.
Mehdi Abeid in action at Sheffield United
And it looks like Mehdi Abeid is set to join Panathinaikos full time, after he had such an excellent season on loan with them the season before last when he scored 10 goals in 38 appearances for them – so this should be a good move for the 23 year-old Algerian International.
The transfer fee is said to be around £1.5M to £2M, and he is said to be having his medical today.
We were hoping that Mehdi would have made it at Newcastle, but with Gini Wijnaldum coming in and Cheick Tiote staying at Newcastle, he wouldn’t get too many chances at the club – and it will be a good move for him to Panathinaikos.
We should see more players moving out for small fees or out on loan in the next 13 days, principally to keep the wage bill under control.
Players who could be moving include Yoan Gouffran, Haris Vuckic, Mike Williamson, Rob Elliot, Gael Bigirimana and Sylvain Marveaux.