Younster Joins The First Team French Connection

21 July 2011 12:04
18-year-old Mehdi Abeid has impressed during pre-season training and was elevated to first-team level with Newcastle's trip to the States. Alan Pardew wanted to check him out rather than send him to Holland on the second-team tour. He was signed from Racing Club Lens. Mehdi Abeid: “There are some great players in this team and I must battle to get past them. “I want to progress here and it is good for my education in football. “I am very happy to be playing for Newcastle now. I hope I can do well for the club this season. “And I am looking forward to the challenge of being a Newcastle player. “I heard some good things about Newcastle from when I was in France. They are a big club on the way up. Every young player would like this opportunity and I feel very fortunate to have it.” "Hatem Ben Arfa and Demba Ba have helped me a lot already. It is good to have them around at the moment while I settle in. “But all of the players have been supportive and I like the team, I want to be in it. “It is a big challenge for me and I hope to play in a lot of games this season in the first team. “But we will see. I will be working hard every day in training to get there.”  


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