Shola Ameobi made a loan move to Stoke City yesterday for the teamâ€™s last 6 games of the season and hoped to score the goals that will take Stoke City into the Premiership with automatic qualification.
Shola Ameobi - excited about Stoke City loan move
Ameobi talked today about his loan move:
“I’ve come here to give my all. I hope I’ve come here to add that extra quality to ensure this club goes into the Premiership next season.â€“First and foremost, I’ve come to score goals.â€
“Hopefully, I can grab one or two and also bring in some of the play I know I can produce to help us reach that target of Premiership football.â€
“I hope to get a few goals, a few assists and just work hard for the team, which I know the manager wants from all his players.â€
“To be given the opportunity by the manager to come and play was music to my ears.â€ “I’m just excited, and hopefully I can come and help the club get into the Premiership.”
Stoke City reportedly paid a six-figure fee to take the former England Under-21 international on loan for the last 6 games of the season.
Shola is in Stokeâ€™s squad for tomorrow’s game against 3rd bottom Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, and he is naturally determined to make the most of his chance at the Potters.
“Football’s what matters to me, and I’ve been given the opportunity to get out of a club when I’m not playing.â€ “I’m delighted to be here, regardless of whether it’s the Premiership or Championship.â€
“I know a few of the guys here, like Griff (Andy Griffin), and I heard it’s a great club.â€ â€œI’ve been trying to get out and get a few games, so I was delighted when I got the phone call.”
Ameobi still has another year left on his Newcastle contract, and the positive scenario for Shola is that he scores some goals to get Stoke City promoted, and then Stoke make the move permanent.
We think a Â£2M fee is what Newcastle would be asking for Shola, and that’s a bit of a bargain, but other clubs like Norwich and Ipswich will also be after Ameobi in the summer.
We’ll be looking for the Stoke result tomorrow, and again wish Shola the very best of luck.