Sammy Ameobi is believed to have signed on once again at Newcastle, after being offered a new contract following his old one running out last Tuesday.

Wales Online report that following Ameobi supplying the signature on Tyneside, he headed straight off for the Welsh capital and is expected to be confirmed as a year long loan signing for the Welsh club, either today or Wednesday at the latest.

United would have given up any chance of compensation or a fee, if they hadn’t offered the new contract to Sammy Ameobi.

So instead it looks as though they have taken a calculated gamble that a year out on loan, with regular football, could spark into life a player who has clearly got some ability but rarely uses it.

Once the winger has completed the formalities and paperwork in Cardiff, he will then join up with manager Russell Slade and rest of the Cardiff squad who are currently based at their training camp in Leicestershire.