Surprising news today that Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is on the verge of signing Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi on loan until the end of the season.
Shola Ameobi – out on loan at Stoke City?
This will be a big boost to Stoke Cityâ€™s Premier League promotion hopes and will put both Ipswich Owen and Norwich City on alert as they were tracking the Newcastle striker for a summer swoop.
The news is reported this morning in many of today’s national papers, and if Shola does go out on loan that will probably be the last we see of him, and he will move permanently to some team in the summer.
After getting over his hip injury last season this has been a disastrous season for Ameobi and not only has he been unable to make the bench, but he seems almost to have given up hope at Newcastle. Shola will not be missed at the club since 19 year-old 6’3″ striker Andy Carroll seems to be ahead of Shola in the pecking order, and Mark Viduka is now fit again and playing well.
Newcastle are also interested in 6’1″ striker Sam Vokes of Bournemouth, and Sam is expected to join the club in the summer.