Newcastle United midfielder Mehdi Abeid is set for a loan move next season.

The French youngster came to United last summer on a five-year deal and impressed Alan Pardew in pre-season.

The Evening Chronicle says Abeid may have to be farmed out on loan to a Championship club next season, yet if he recaptures his early form at Newcastle, Alan Pardew will continue to reward the player with first-team appearances, just like he did with a host of fringe players last term.