Mehdi Abeid has vowed to fight for a spot in Newcastle’s first team after turning down the chance to go out on loan.
Toon boss Alan Pardew is keen for his youngsters to get a taste of first team football but Abeid will only leave if the deal is right.
Speaking to the Shields Gazette, Abeid said:
“Some clubs were interested, but it wasn’t what I wanted.”
“If I go on loan, it will be with a Championship team.
“I will speak with the manager, and we will see what is the best option.”
However, the Algeria Under-23 international has not given up on playing a part in Newcastle’s run-in.
“It’s not easy to get into the first team.
“I tried to keep working hard with the first team then take my chance. That’s important for me. I’ll just keep trying hard, and hopefully I’ll get my chance with the first team.”
Abeid is undoubtedly a talent but it is maybe too early for him to break into the first team. Alan Pardew’s policy on young players is clear; he likes them to go out on loan and get first team football. While Abeid is keen to only leave for the right club, time is ticking and it would probably be in hisbest interest to take his manager’s advice and move on. Abeid has been playing regularly for the reserve team but that is not the same as first team football even at League One level.
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