Newcastle United are shockingly set to make a move to sign Dijon FCO’s Medhi Abeid, a player they once sold, according to a report from French publication L’Equipe.

The Magpies first signed Abeid back in 2011 when he was a promising prospect in the RC Lens academy and it was believed that he could develop into a key player for them. However after he made just 21 first team appearances for them over four years and had loan spells away at St Johnstone and Panathinaikos, he was sold to the Greek side for an undisclosed fee and it seemed like his dreams of being a star at St James Park were over.

But Abeid may be set for a sensational return to Tyneside as Newcastle are interested in bringing him back to the club. Even though their midfield is packed with quality with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Mohamed Diame being signed to the club, they want to bring in more players now that they have returned to the Premier League. And even though it might take swallowing their pride and admitting it was a mistake to let him go, they are preparing to make a move to bring Abeid back to the North East.

Abeid is back on Newcastle’s radar because of the great form he has been in for Dijon this season. He was one of their best players as the French side managed to avoid relegation from Ligue 1 but it seems like they may have to do the fight next year without him should Newcastle sign him for the second time.

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