Newcastle’s Mehdi Abeid on brink of move to German club

Mehdi Abeid
Mehdi Abeid

Newcastle United’s Mehdi Abeid is in Germany for talks with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

The midfielder is understood to be close agreeing a move to the Esprit Arena.

Abeid joined Newcastle from French club Lens four years ago.

But the 22-year-old, an unused substitute for Saturday’s game against Borussia Monchengladbach, has struggled to hold down a place.

The season before last, Abeid spent a successful year on loan at Panathinaikos.

Speaking last week, United head coach Steve McClaren admitted some players will have to leave the club this summer.

McClaren said: “We’ll sit down and assess the squad and try and think about 18 or 20 players.

“That’s who’ll we’ll pick from – they’re the ones – and we’ll decide on where the others go.

“Some will go out on loan, some we’ll try to sell.

“I think that conversation will come about very soon.”