French Midfielder Leaves Newcastle

News coming in that Newcastle central midfielder Mehdi Abeid has signed a one year deal for Greek club  Panathinaikos, where he spent a successful one season loan spell the season before last.

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Mehdi Abeid in action at Sheffield United

We can only assume that Newcastle got the £1.5M transfer fee they wanted for the player who joined us on a free transfer four years ago from Lens.

It looked after Mehdi’s loan spell last summer that he had a chance to get his career going on Tyneside, but he just couldn’t make the vital breakthrough.

However, he did have some good games for Newcastle last season – such as when we beat Manchester City 2-0 at the  Etihad in the League Cup.

Mehdi can have a good career in Greece, especially after being one of their best players a couple of years ago when he played 38 times with 10 goals.

He was born in Montreuil, France and has played for Algeria once, with his parents being Algerian.

Mehdi also played for the French Youth sides through U18 level, before he joined Newcastle.

We wish Mehdi Abeid all the best in his future career.

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