Despite no confirmation as to whether or not he’s signed his new Newcastle contract, the media in Wales are reporting that Cardiff City want to take Sammy Ameobi on loan next season.
Wales online say that the Championship club believe Ameobi will be made available by Newcastle for a year-long loan, once his new NUFC deal is confirmed.
Sammy Ameobi was the only one of the players whose contracts end this month, to be offered a new one.
However, this appears to be simply to ensure that Newcastle cash in whether the player signs or goes.
The winger turned 23 in May and if he refuses the new deal and signs for another club this summer, Newcastle will still get a fee by way of development compensation due to his age.
If United hadn’t made Sammy an offer then no fee/compensation would have been possible.
I suppose that there is a small possibility that Steve McClaren and his new coaching team would be able to get more out of Shola’s younger brother than we’ve seen so far, but you wouldn’t want to go into a new season with any reliance on him delivering anything of substance.
Whatever happens with his Newcastle United contract offer, you have to think that it will be best all round if the player goes elsewhere and gets regular football, which in reality would surely be in the Championship or lower. This is despite dubious claims of interest from clubs such as Everton and West Brom.
In the Wales Online report they have used this past quote from Sammy Amoebi’s mother
“He always said he was going to be a footballer, he’s never changed.
“Right from primary school he said ‘I’m going to be a footballer’ and he joked that he would be better than his brother.”