Abeid set for loan

Clubs battling for Newcastle midfielder

Mehdi Abeid: Set for Championship loan

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Sky Sports understands that a host of Championship clubs are ready to battle to sign Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid.

The 20-year-old Algerian midfielder joined Newcastle last summer, when they beat a number of clubs to snap him up from Lens.

He made his senior debut last season, starting games in both the FA Cup and League Cup for Alan Pardew's men.

But Abeid is now set to be sent on loan to gain league experience and a host of Championship clubs are keen.

Birmingham and Charlton are believed to be amongst those interested in snapping him up on loan.