Report: Mehdi Abeid wanted by Panathinaikos, Newcastle will consider summer deal

Greek side Panathinaikos are reportedly looking to re-sign Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid.

According to The Chronicle, Greek side Panathinaikos are interested in re-signing Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid this summer.

The Magpies head into the final game of the season just two points clear of the Premier League relegation zone, so the club's status is in the balance as they prepare to face West Ham United on Sunday.

No matter which division Newcastle end up in, a new manager is expected to take over, whilst an overhaul of the playing squad is also anticipated.

One player who could leave is Algerian midfielder Abeid, who joined the club from French side Lens in 2011, but only really broke into the first team this season, playing 13 games in all competitions for the Magpies.

Before this term, the 22-year-old spent six months on loan with Scottish side St. Johnstone and a year with Greek side Panathinaikos - who now allegedly want to re-sign Abeid.

The Chronicle believe that, having failed with a permanent bid for Abeid last summer, Panathinaikos are ready to test Newcastle's resolve again this summer; and could strike a deal.

The report suggests that the Newcastle hierarchy aren't convinced by Abeid's passing ability, are would be willing to sell the midfielder if offers do come in.

Relegation to the Championship could give Abeid another chance with Newcastle, but it seems that his Premier League career with the Magpies is now in doubt, with Panathinaikos bidding to take him back to Greece.

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