Newcastle United’s squad is barely brimming with a huge amount of attacking quality, so the case of Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is a curious one. Indeed, the youngster was allowed to leave the club over the course of the summer after issues behind the scenes with Peter Beardsley, cutting short a Toon career that may have been successful.
Right now, the Magpies are crying out for a fresh sense of creativity and while the former Non-League star was by no means established, reported interest in him from the likes of Standard Liege and Royal Antwerp proves the ex-Youtube sensation is by no means all style, no substance.
With the relative dearth of options in mind, we recently asked our Newcastle-supporting readers whether or not they believed the 22-year-old should have been allowed to leave St. James’ Park.
Interestingly, as you’ll see from the results in our poll above, El-Mhanni actually had the support of 42% of voters, though a slim 58% majority don’t think there was much reason to keep him.
Either way, we’ll never know what he could have done in black and white.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
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