Newcastle United have confirmed the sale of midfielder Mehdi Abeid to Panathinaikos.

The Algerian international having spent the 2013/14 season on loan there, scoring double figures and helping the Greek club to qualify for the early stages of the Champions League as well as lifting the Greek Cup.

Mehid Abeid didn’t really get a look in at St James Park, though showed promise last season when given his chance.

Starring in wins over Liverpool and Manchester City (League Cup) things looked on the up but after picking up another injury, he once again found it impossible to get a run in the team.

As is now the norm, the transfer fee is ‘undisclosed’.

However, tranfer market specialist website transfermarkt quote the deal costing the Greek club £420,000.

NUFC Official Club Statement

Mehdi Abeid has joined Panathinaikos on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old midfielder joins the Greek Superleague side after more than four years on Tyneside, during which he made 21 appearances in all competitions.

Abeid signed for Newcastle United in May 2011 from Lens and made his debut four months later at Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.

A temporary spell at St. Johnstone was followed by a season-long loan at Panathinaikos during the 2013/14 campaign, and the one-cap Algerian international returned to Newcastle to make his Premier League debut in November 2014.

Abeid leaves St. James’ Park with the Club’s best wishes for his future at Panathinaikos.