Next month Sammy Ameobi will cease to be a Newcastle player.
Shola’s younger brother sees his current contract run out at the end of June and at this point there appears to have been absolutely no movement in terms of a new one being agreed.
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Neither has there been any move by another club to get him signed up on a pre-contract, as they could have done since January.
The reality for me is that quite clearly Sammy Ameobi isn’t good enough for the Premier League, whether it is at Newcastle United or some of the other PL clubs that are supposedly interested.
The fact he can’t get a place in this useless NUFC team tells you all.
However, relegation this weekend would most definitely move the goalposts.
A level where Sammy could maybe be just about good enough and Mike Ashley desperate for cheap and available options to fill a shirt as he sells off anybody who is half-decent.
How depressing a scenario is that?
A player who has shown absolutely nothing to earn another contract, being kept on thanks to an owner who has shown absolutely nothing in terms of caring about the running of a club that is falling apart beneath him.
Sammy’s only started one match in the last two months and that was an appalling contribution in a terrible team display at Sunderland.
A bit like his hopeless brother before him, Sammy Ameobi to me personifies Newcastle United at this moment in time.
Regardless of relegation as a barometer of disaster, if Sammy Ameobi is still here after next month then we know the club is in a more serious mess than most of us thought.