Ameobi To Stoke For £4M?


The Shields Gazette is saying today that if Stoke City win promotion to the Premier league they will shell out £4M for Shola Ameobi.

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Shola Ameobi – will go to Stoke City in the summer?

We know that Stoke initially paid Newcastle £750K for the loan deal and are also paying his wages, but Shola has also been on the bench the last two games

Apparently Shola has had more injury problems since he moved to Stoke, and has hardly been worth his £750K loan fee so far, but if this puts Stoke in the driver’s seat to get Shola Ameobi in the summer, it may be worth it for them. And it would be very nice if Shola scores the winning goal in their last game of the season against Leicester City at home – a game which they only have to draw to gain promotion. They will also get promotion if Hull fail to win their game at Ipswich next Sunday.

We expect this is an option Stoke City have if they want to complete the deal, but we know Norwich City and Glenn Roeder will be very interested in taking Shola to the East Anglia club in the summer, so there will definitely be some competition for Shola this summer.

But £4M for Shola is a good deal for Newcastle – a great deal in fact, and if we can also get £6M for Alan Smith from Rangers, that’s another good deal for the club.

Things may be looking up for the summer.

Comments welcome.



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104 comments so far

  • Elfer

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Would be nice and gives us some funds to add a young striker (like GOMIS)

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  • Bill F

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    I saw the highlighted championship games on Sunday morning with quite a lot of the Stoke one being shown and I hardly remember him getting a mention. So if Stoke want him then it is a very good deal for us.

    Watch the b*gger go and score against us next year. 😉

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  • Slam Dunc

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Both great deals.

    Looks like we’ll use that money to buy the new drogba:
    http://www.trophy4toon.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=149.0

    Gomis for £14 million

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  • MattyDread

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    We definitely don’t need Ameobi or Smith. If we get a combined fee of anywhere near £10m for those two I’d be well impressed.

    Bill F is right tho – Ameobi WILL score against us!

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #5

    im always skeptical when players are rumoured or claimed to be the new zidane new henry.. if they really are the new someone they’re usually snapped up by the big guns.. like the new maradona in barcelona.

    DOn’t really mind ameobi and smith going out, they don’t contribute much to our european and other aspirations. time to move on for them. 4mill is a good value since he only score half the no. of goals oba scores if not less.

    GO STOKE! jsut hope he dosn’t score agianst us next season. that’d bea joke

    MOre money for quality players!!

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  • James

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #6

    I can’t believe someone is actually going to pay us money for Shola….there is a god.

    I’d have happily paid a club to take him off our hands and wage bill.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #7

    anyone for the zarate kid?

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  • nightfall

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #8

    i agree…fantastic deals 🙂

    off the topic, but i think we should go after:

    Sakho (DL, DC)
    Dunne or Celluar (DC)
    Toulalan or Vieira (DMC)
    Ribery or Nasri (AMRLC)
    Gomis (ST)

    + maybe Lennon

    i know ribery sound a bit unrealistic, but he’s sth every team needs..he’s skillful, got great vision, can pass, can score, can cross, never complaines, fights for every ball, can defend and attack,…so just offer more than any other club…just get him 🙂

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #9

    ZARATE nope.. he’s goingn to sulk like n’zogbia and viana.. didn u see he was furious when subbed..

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  • JMC

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #10

    zarate is good but has a price tag of bout 18mil! not worth that amount!

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  • James

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #11

    How about make Blackburn an offer they cannot refuse for Bentley? £25 million should do it.

    The amount of goals Owen and Martins would score from Bentley crosses and through balls would be massive.

    Just look at how many Santa Cruz has scored this season because of Bentley’s delivery?

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  • azim

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    ameobi is not worth that much..he is 2m pound player meanwhile smith will only worth4-5m..and we have get rid both of them no matter we are offered low ..they are not the player keegan really want

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  • Jimmie

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #13

    £10 mil for Smith and Shola would be great! Then sign Gomis or Elmander and we have a good setup of forwards with Owen, Martins, Viduka, Caroll and Gomis/Elmander.

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #14

    hmm don’t think bently would want to join us.

    we seem to be unlucky to be in the wrong place when good english players are looking to move.

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  • John

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #15

    I would like Bentley james, but jesus christ..Not for 25 million..Id be expecting a Ronaldo for that amount

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  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Ribery? Wake up, players like that don’t come here. Toulalan we might get but Viera? Anyway, I’d like to see us sign…

    Metzelder (CB)
    Bridge (LB)
    Veloso (Creative DM)
    McGeady (left)
    Gomis (targetman)

    We’d also need an attacking midfielder (maybe Moutinho if Man U don’t want him) and a right winger though maybe we could use Lua-Lua as back up to Milner next season.

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  • KKK

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #17

    4M for Ameobi seems fair considering Chopra went to the scum for 5M and big Shola is a proven goal scorer in the premiership.

    As for Smith i dont think Rangers could afford his wages but a swap deal with West Ham for Ashton could be possible!?

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  • James

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #18

    John – I agree it is a lot of money, but the players worldwide who are worth that right now, would never come here because of lack of european football.

    So to fend off Liverpool offers, make Blackburn an insane offer to get him. He is the best crosser of the ball in PL, and to get the best out of Owen’s brilliant late runs into the box we need someone constantly delivering great crosses.

    Bently will be England’s right winger for many years, and under KK could become one of the world’s best.

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #19

    We need pace and can dribble the ball. preferably striker/RW or LW. Ashton doesn’t have this.

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Sell Harper? anyone consider this?

    no good having two good keepres.. when u can sacrifice one for better players upfront?

    no?

    im not sure what my position is yet. but im leaning towards no.

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  • nightfall

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #21

    if smith really is a rangers fan he’ll join them for way less then 60k/week..he’s got enough money and playing for a favorite club, even for free, is every player’s dream (in theory.. 😀 )

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  • James

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Fernando – Harper shouldn’t be sold. He should be paid loads for his loyalty. He has been an absolute superstar in terms of attitude over the last 14 years.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #23

    player to sell= milner 7 mill to villa, roz- 2mill, smith5 mill, ameobi 4mill, le sulk 9 mill, carr free, id say we could rake in about 25 million.

    im with hammas on most signings except mcgeady, would rather arshavin.

    as for jeremy toulalon, cant see it. he is the best at the job he does, i think veloso would be a very good bet.

    we need a very good free-kick taker, dunne/metzelder at the back, either add height for set pieces, and especially gomis. ribery definatley a great player but would never come.

    we need some more foriegn influence. that is where we have been going wrong, we always try for young english players, bentley is class but one of the biggest dickheads going. and we definatley shouldnt sign giles barnes

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  • toonarmy08

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #24

    guys -how good is this gomis fella ,they lable him the new drogba.dont know anything about this guy.Anyone??

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  • tdt

    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #25

    many people think we dont have much pulling power in the world market, but this is what I have to say to that… Owen – superstar, worldclass, bought from Madrid, regular england player, £17M. martins – worldclass, bought from Inter, Tons of £££, regular starter and scorer for Nigeria, big4 want im. Emre – turkish legend, touted as one of, if not the best ever Turk to grace the football field, plays every game possible for turkey. Given, Viduka, Butt, Geremi, Taylor, Smith, Beye, Faye, the list goes on, stars for their contries at all levels, we have the pedigree, we only need it to be expressed fully, which KK is doing. A few, or even a couple, of big players will make us a formidable force next season, then once we’re big in europe next summer, buy the super super star names and become great again… 🙂

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  • James

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #26

    Geordie Gerrard – I agree, Bentley is a dickhead, but in terms of the type of footballer we need he is perfect. Best crosser in the PL, and a terrific free kick taker.

    We’re supposed to have bid for him in Jan for £10 million, and I’m still convinced he’s on the list.

    As a person I’m not really a fan. But in terms of how many goals Owen and Martins would score because of Bently’s delivery, I’d gladly welcome him to the toon

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  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #27

    We don’t need to sell to buy.

    Also I’m not too sure on McGeady myself, but he does have a bit of flair.

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  • nightfall

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #28

    as for ribery…he’s 24 (i think) and he already played for 10 clubs…i don’t know what he’s seeking, but we might have it…

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Recent past year trends.

    These are type of players that come to newcastle:

    i)Twilight players (u know who they’re)
    ii)Reserve players at top 4 clubs in england or italy wherever
    iii)Bad boy
    iv)Good boy signed for wrong club need games for International place.

    Anymore? souness started this.. oops actually.. it started when we signed carr.. what did bobby ever see in him

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  • briss

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #30

    aie, we’ll probably end up selling for 4.5 mil for shola but 4 is still ok. we could get 3-4 youngsters for that price! if we could get rid of smith too that would be a dream but i doubt we’ll get 6. no matter what the print says today

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  • Faustino

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #31

    re; selling harper

    I think it’s been quite clearly shown over the last 3 years that we DO need 2 world class keepers; as Arsenal, Chelsea etc. would also atestify!

    Ribery will go to Chelsea or Arsenal this close season mark my words.

    also you’d be lucky to get Ronaldo for 50mil at the mo. never mind 25.

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #32

    so if we can break our past trends our.. i’d be happy. signing modric would have broken that mould or trend

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #33

    yes bentley is has the best vision and best passer of a football in the premiership, he just really annoys me, in january i really wanted us to sign him, im pretty sure he is on the list. we need bentley and arshavin with a dm and an am. big target man up top like gomis, who i would say looks like we could well seal a deal.

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #34

    how is this possible?

    Sakho now has a buy out clause of 23 million euros.

    and apparently we are tracking him.

    jeepers creepers…

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  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Fernando – A bit late aren’t you, that was reported yesterday.

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #36

    lol- jeepers creepers. great word. made me chuckle

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  • nasher

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #37

    Four million towards gudjohnson anyone?

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  • steve

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Roeders already publicly said that Ameobi is only worth about 2 million and that Stoke are paying way over the odds.

    Will be surprised (although overjoyed) if we manage to persuade Stoke to part with 4 million for him, especially as he’s hardly set the world alight in his time on loan there

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  • Fernando

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #39

    i didn comment on it yesterday.. but found out about the clause then just had to mention it.

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  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 29, 2008 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Yeah. While I hear he’s very good, I don’t think he’s worth his buy-out clause. Not yet anyway.

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