Newcastle United forward Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is being eyed up by Championship promotion hopefuls Cardiff and his agent has met with manager Neil Warnock, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the third-placed Championship side are willing to offer El-Mhanni, 22, an escape route from St James’ Park after he filed a complaint against Under-23s manager Peter Beardsley for alleged bullying and racism.
Beardlsey, who denies the allegations, has since been suspended by the Magpies as an investigation is being held.
El-Mhanni has only ever made two first-team appearances for Newcastle, but has caught the eye of Cardiff likely while he has been playing in their development squad.
His agent Godfrey K Torto is said to have met with Warnock last week to hold talks about a possible move to the South Wales club.
It is understood that the wide-forward could leave Newcastle before the transfer deadline on Wednesday night.
Football Insider verdict
It seems that El-Mhanni has had a very difficult time at Newcastle and surely no one will hold it against him for wanting to leave. With the incident with Beardsley aside, his spell on Tyneside has failed to kick off and at the age of 22, it is best that he looks to pursue his career elsewhere. Cardiff are flying high in the Championship and could be one of the teams to go up this season. Warnock has done very well with a squad that lacks big-name talent and that could be the perfect environment for El-Mhanni to flourish in. No egos, just hard work and a great team spirit. The ex-Chelsea attacker may not be a suitable first-team player straight away, but could play a role in the future.
In other Newcastle United news, the Magpies are in the hunt to sign this £6million-rated forward who has been tipped for stardom by Frank Lampard.
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