Magpies wrap up Abeid deal

The deal to bring the 18-year-old midfielder to the Premier League

has been in place for some time, but the Magpies have now

formalised the move on a five-year contract. Reserve-team manager

Peter Beardsley said: “We are delighted to bring Mehdi to the club.

“He is a bright, young talent and we think he has an exciting

future ahead of him. “After an impressive trial with us earlier in

the year, I’m looking forward to working with Mehdi and developing

his talent.”