Norwich Pursue Shola Ameobi

Not too surprising news today, that Glenn Roeder is interested in taking Shola Ameobi to Norwich City in the summer.


Shola Ameobi – Glenn Roeder wants the player at Norwich

Glenn always thought highly of Shola when he managed Newcastle, and during that time Shola scored a number of goals for Newcastle, so it’s not too surprising that Norwich City would be interested in the player.

In fact we think Shola would be good for Norwich under the coaching of Glenn Roeder and Lee Clark.

But what we don’t know is whether Norwich can come up with the £4M fee, or pay Shola sufficient wages to make it an attractive deal to him.

But Norwich did release former Newcastle player Darren Huckerby yesterday, so the way is open for them to bring in a top striker.

It turns out that Stoke City are also wavering on Shola, who has hardly been impressive during his loan spell at the Potters, having only started 3 games at the club, but he does have vast experience in the Premier league, which is what Stoke will be looking for over the summer.

We wouldn’t be at all surprised if Shola ends up signing for Norwich, and it could be a good move for the Newcastle local boy, as he could score a number of goals for them in the Championship.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Nev

    May 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #1

    he will either go norwich or wigan/bolton in my opinion
    stoke is a dump
    and he cost nothing so i wouldnt care what fee what got for him
    good luck shola
    lets hope ameobi III is better haha

  • Eric

    May 8, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    I really hope Shola makes it to the Canaries. It would be a good move for him with both Clark and Roeder there. At least he will be appreciated. I wish him all the luck he can get.

  • Dan

    May 8, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3

    Shola should sign for Norwich, he needs a new start and Norwich play the right kind of football for him. Is it any wonder that he didn’t impress at Stoke? Short strikers do not play well in a boring long ball style of play, at Norwich he could get 20+ a season.

  • Phil P

    May 8, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #4

    I think he’d do well at Norwich, for all the stick we give him, when he went through patches of playing regularly he did look a handful at times, albeit down right poor at others. He’s been a good asset for the club, scored a couple of good goals at crucial times, and I wish him all the best wherever he ends up.

  • paulthepom

    May 8, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #5

    good luck wherever he goes.always thought we wouldn’t get 4 mill for him though.we will be lucky if we get 2 mil

  • Greg

    May 8, 2008 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #6

    There’s no chance he’ll come to Norwich. We couldn’t stump up £4m in a million years.

  • Bill F

    May 8, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7

    I always got the impession that he was never quite sure what to do when he had the ball and if something did come off it was more luck than judgement, which sometimes it did. It seems to me that he needs a manager who will give him a set playing criteria that he needs to concentrate on and stick to. He is sort of a Tino without the skill level or ball control. Perhaps Glenn is the man for the job. Mind you Shola has been leaving so many times I wonder if he has elastic bands connecting him to St. James I will believe he is gone when he is gone.

  • Dondatta13

    May 8, 2008 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #8

    He’s a Donkey … All he needs is a Shrek and he’s all set!

  • geordie nick

    May 8, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9

    dan shola is definitely not a short striker hes 6ft3

  • jordan

    May 8, 2008 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    i would love him at norwich , i think we play the right kind of football for him to score goals and he could end up getting 20 plus goals a season easily !
    shame i have to agree with gregg we could never find 4m to pay ! if we got him it would be more like 1.5m ! and yeah he aint small hes 6foot3 ! lanky if yah ask mee !

  • Leo

    May 8, 2008 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #11

    yeah i guess thats a typo by dan lol.

    good luck shola, stoke would be foolish to pass up on such an experienced striker in the premiership they will no doubt be relegated at the first sitting

    nowich are a good side for shola because he will be managed by roeder again who showed good faith in him


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