Mehdi Abeid has officially left Newcastle for Panathinaikos, the side he played so well for the season before last when he spent the season on loan there, and scored 10 goals in 38 appearances for the Greek powerhouse.
Mehdi is one of the first to leave the club permanently this summer, but there are other players who will be shipped out before the transfer window ends on August 31st – a week on Monday.
Mehdi Abeid – in action in pre-season
This is the piece on the Newcastle web-site about Mehdi leaving.
Mehdi Abeid has joined Panathinaikos on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old midfielder joins the Greek Super League side after more than four years on Tyneside, during which he made 21 appearances in all competitions.
Abeid signed for Newcastle United in May 2011 from Lens and made his debut four months later at Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.
A temporary spell at St. Johnstone was followed by a season-long loan at Panathinaikos during the 2013/14 campaign, and the one-cap Algerian international returned to Newcastle to make his Premier League debut in November 2014.
Abeid leaves St. James’ Park with the Club’s best wishes for his future at Panathinaikos.
Mehdi joined as a free agent four years ago as an 18 year-old, and it looked after his successful loan spell last summer that he had a chance of making it at Newcastle, but he just hasn’t come through unfortunately.
The Algerian International, who was born and brought up in France now has a good chance to resurrect his career at Panathinaikos, and since he was there the season before last he should be able to settle down very quickly.
It’s been reported he has signed only a one year deal at the Greek club.
We wish Mehdi all the best in his future career in football.