El-Mhanni training with Brentford after leaving Newcastle

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The Championship high-fliers are considering a free transfer for the skillful attacker, who spent the last two seasons at St James' Park

Former Newcastle winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni is training with Brentford as they weigh up a move late in the transfer window.

The 22-year-old lined up for the Bees in a friendly win over Bournemouth on Tuesday and is hoping to impress for the Championship outfit as he looks to earn a contract.

Football League clubs have until Friday to sign unattached players, and with free agent El-Mhanni having grown up close to Griffin Park he remains hopeful of securing a move closer to his boyhood home.

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Newcastle released the wideman after he filed a grievance against Peter Beardsley, the Magpies' Under-23 coach, though the club did rule in the player's favour via an independent panel after complaints of unfair treatment after complaints of racism and bullying.

Goal understands Leeds United, Heerenveen, Amiens and Saint-Etienne also remain keen on El-Mhanni, whose impressive displays in non-league football for Farnborough and Lewes earned him a move to the big time..

El-Mhanni played twice for Newcastle in his spell at the club and previously had trials at Chelsea, West Brom and Queen's Park Rangers before signing up on Tyneside.

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