Earlier today we reported that Sammy Ameobi was believed to have already signed a new contract at Newcastle and then set straight off for Cardiff, where he was expected to sign a year long loan deal.

Both clubs have now confirmed the deals, with Ameobi signing a new two year contract at St James Park.

This was then followed by Cardiff City revealing that the winger had indeed agreed a year long loan, taking him up to 30 June 2016.

Cardiff City CEO Ken Choo welcomed Sammy Ameobi to the Welsh club:

“We’re delighted to have Sammy on board, having hand-picked him specifically for his creativity and skill.

“Sammy has Barclays Premier League experience to the tune of more than 50 top-flight appearances.

“We will continue to search for the right players who have specific skill sets and good character.”