To some he’s a loyal servant, while others scratch their heads at how on earth he’s clung on so long.
With only a year left on his contract come June, the Shola Ameobi question surfaces once again.
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Alan Pardew has commented on the situation to the Chronicle;
I think the bottom line with Shola will be how long he wants to stay at one club because he has been here all his career.
It will be his decision but I hope he wants to stay”.
Reading between the lines I imagine that the manager is really saying that if Shola wants to get many games he’ll have to look elsewhere.
Personally I don’t really care whether he stays or not, what I do think is vital though is that we bring in another striker who would be ahead of him, whether Shola stays or not.