The 18-year-old former Lens prospect has penned a five year deal at the club and will go straight into the reserves where he will work with Peter Beardsley who, by all accounts, is not a bad person for a budding midfielder with a few tricks up his sleeve to learn from. It also seems that Pedro is looking forward to working with the youg’un.
“We are delighted bring Mehdi to the Club,” Beardsley told the official club website. “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 Medhi and developing his talent.”
The deal had been mooted right at the start of the summer although, as should be customary with all transfer news, I personally refused to believe it until it was confirmed by the club. Now it has been, welcome to Newcastle, Mehdi.
Take a look at Mehdi in action:
From that video he certainly looks like he has some talent out on that right wing. A couple of nice tricks and a few long passes aswell as a good work rate are what I managed to take from that. If he can keep that up then he’ll go far. Mind you, it’s only a YouTube video of his best bits, so we haven’t seen what he is like at his worst or how he reacts when things don’t go for him.
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