Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has been linked with a move to Championship side Norwich City, where his former manager Glenn Roeder, was recently appointed manager and quickly made Lee Clark his assistant manager.
But Sam Allardyce has already told Lee there is no chance of Shola going out on loan to the East Anglian side.
Ameobi – no loan move to Norwich for Shola
Shola is a good player, but is not the top class player that Newcastle need up front with Viduka, given where the team want to go in the next few seasons. He seems to have fallen out of favor at St. James’ Park and is frustrated at his lack of first team football. Glenn Roeder is a big believer in the Newcastle striker, and it would seem to us it would be a good move for everyone concerned, but not a loan deal.
Ameobi is available for a modest Â£2M, and if Norwich can come up with that money, we think Sam would allow Shola to move on in January. He could do very well for Norwich and Glenn knows it. But Â£2M will need to be coughed up by some team, if Shola is to leave Newcastle in January. We think thereâ€™ll be quite a few teams willing to take the Nigerian at that price.
Shola should do well in the Championship and certainly can score quite a few goals for Norwich City. He needs games and goals in his career right now, and a move to a Championship team could give Shola a big lift in his career.