Mehdi Abeid appears to be enjoying life in Greece, having made a permanent switch there this summer.

Despite a new manager walking through the door in the shape of Steve McClaren, the Algerian international was sent on his way without much in the way of having the chance to show what he could do.

Once again raising the question of just how much or how little (no?) say McClaren has on transfers.

In his previous limited opportunities, Mehdi Abeid had definitely shown against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool that he had potential but fans are left wondering if he was ever going to be Premier League standard.

As Newcastle fans prepare to enjoy the ‘interesting’ pairing of Vurnon Anita and Cheick Tiote in the upcoming matches due to Colback’s injury, over in Greece things are on the up for Abeid.

Panathinaikos are second top in the table behind Olympiakos and Mehdi Abeid is now a regular in the starting eleven after joining the Greek club after the season had already started.

Playing in the recent 3-1 home win over PAS Ginannini, Abeid also grabbed his first goal of the season.

Having hit double figures when on loan for a season at Panathinaikos, their fans are expecting a lot from the former Newcastle player.

Watching the video highlights below, you will see Mehdi Abeid smashes an excellent goal past the visiting keeper.

However, he then immediately sprints across the other side of the pitch and strips off his shirt and hands it to a mystery blonde.

Go to 1.25 to watch the strike from Mehid Abeid and his subsequent goal celebrations – with the blonde.