Newcastle to be finally an Ameobi free zone as Sammy set for permanent move
The Ameobi dynasty at Newcastle United looks finally to be on its very last legs.
Shola passed the baton to Sammy Ameobi but the winger always flattered to deceive at St James Park.
Turning 25 in May 2017 and his contract at Newcastle running out the following month, his time was up anyway.
The only issue being whether he could manage to find a club to take him after some disappointing loan spells.
Things looked to be heading the same way at current loan club League One Bolton but the penny appears to at last have dropped in recent weeks.
The outcome of that is that the media in the north west are reporting that Bolton are wanting to extend the stay of Sammy Ameobi beyond the initial loan which is scheduled to end in January.
If the winger/striker was allowed to stay at Bolton beyond January, it would effectively end his time at Newcastle with his contract ending June 2017.
Reports add that the player has settled well at Bolton and though currently based at the club’s own hotel, is keen to stay and try and make a go of it long-term and put down roots in the north west. Sammy Ameobi has also been doing community work on behalf of Wanderers.
As part of the talks with Newcastle, Bolton boss Phil Parkinson has also asked permission for Sammy Ameobi to play in this weekend’s FA Cup first round tie with Grimsby Town. This would of course mean the player would be cup-tied and potentially make it more difficult if Newcastle were trying to offload him elsewhere in this next transfer window.
Sammy Ameobi received a standing ovation from Bolton fans after a man of the match display on Saturday, as Bolton beat Port Vale 3-1. This made it four starts in a row for Ameobi, all of them wins.
After the game Bolton’s assistant manager Steve Parkin said:
“Sammy Ameobi was unplayable at times, he is a talent, there is no doubt about it.
“He needed a run in a team, to be given a chance – we have done that for him.
“We have reiterated to him just how important it is to work on his fitness, so he can play full games or certainly seventy or eighty minutes.
“He has done that and his stats in training are very good.
“As you have seen there, he is a very talented lad.
“His touch is superb and he must be very difficult to mark.”
Meanwhile, Bolton fans have voted Sammy Ameobi’s goal (watch it below) at Millwall as their goal of the month for October, voting on the Burnden Aces website seeing Sammy get 40% of the votes.
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