Ameobi Turns Down Second Proposed Move

News today that Shola Ameobi’s proposed move to Ipswich Town for £3.5M has fallen through.


Shola Ameobi – turned down Ipswich Town

Apparently Newcastle United had agreed the fee with Ipswich Town to let the 26-year-the old striker move to Portman Road.

But it seems that two things are stopping Ameobi from moving immediately.

One is probably his wage bill, and whether clubs are willing to match the good terms he is getting at Newcastle.

And another is he would probably like to stay with a club in the Premier League.

And if a Premier League club comes in he’ll be more likely to get a good wage package from them. Of course he turned down Stoke City, who will be playing in the Premiership next season.

But Newcastle will want to move Ameobi out fairly quickly, so they get some money for him, and also have a better idea of where they stand on the total wage front.

We think they are clearing fringe players out, so they can then offer Owen, Taylor and Harper the best terms they can muster.

That seems fine, because those three have produced for Newcastle last season, while others moving out generally haven’t.

We think there’ll be increasing pressure on Shola to take a deal, since he’s now turned down good offers from both Stoke City and Ipswich Town, two very good clubs, where he could do well.

Glenn Roeder and Norwich are of course interested in Shola, but we’re not sure Norwich have the cash.

We’ll just have to see what happens but we’d be happier if Shola moves sooner, rather than later.

Comments welcome.

45 comments so far

  • Faustino

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #1

    If he knows what’s good for him he’ll get this sorted. This time next year he’s out of contract and he’ll be gone anyway. A year in the wilderness will do him no favours and could end up with nish and at a struggling championship side!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #2

    feck off shola

  • Davies

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #3

    D’ya reckon he still thinks he’s premier league material?

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Just go, mabye we can get 8m for Smith and Shola from Boro’ 🙂

  • figsdad

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #5

    he will sit on the bench for 12 more months picking up his wages

    come on mike get rid of him he’s not good enough…

  • Faustino

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #6

    He never bloody was Premiership standard.

    Shola is a testatment to what having a world class physical striker and a couple of quick creative midfield players can do for a team.

  • Davies

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m getting bored with this saga now. Surely he must know that he’s surplus to requirements. Everybody else does, and the only people even vaguely interested are in the championship. He should have stuck with Stoke when he had the chance.

    Don’t know why he never lived up to the obvious talent he had six or seven years ago. Shame really.

  • Faustino

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Davies my friend …as I just said, his quality hasn’t changed one bit over the last 7 years, just the quality of the team around him.

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #9

    :S He’s rubbish. Don’t understand why he doesn’t just leave?

    BTW anyone watching the Romania Vs Italy match?

    That Rat at LB is a cracking player.

  • kris

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #10

    This guy is nothing but a pain in the arse,may it was to good to be true that we could get 3.5m for him he has to go even if we give him away !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #11

    that rat is a very good player, im really enjoying this game, i am really impressed with the romanians

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #12

    I reckon 6 years ago he was decent to be fair to the lad. Scoring in the Champions League and that. He was banging them in for the Under 21’s for ages.

    Not a very good player at all now though.

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #13

    I remember one of my mates saying watch out for Rat at LB for the romanians. He looks a brilliant player. Anyone got any info on him?

  • geordiegraham

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #14

    wot an arsehole. shola feck off your pap


    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #15

    Arsenal have signed Aaron Ramsey!!
    link: Sky Sports News

  • The Entertainers

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Sholas looking after number one and who can blame him.

    He may end up hurting himself and the club by hanging around another 12 mths.

    But just goes to show what happens when you pay average players above average wages, well done Ashley for trying to address this. Once your established at the club then get a wage rise.

  • Gateshead Mag.

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Niculae or something upfront is canny good aswell like.

  • Danny

    Jun 13, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #18

    I wish he would just disappear…This club doesn’t need or want him!

    Its a dog eat dog world out there…cancel his bloody contract if he wont join anyone else! We have no obligation to keep him just because hes local!

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #19

    If you remeber i mentioned Rat in the summer when we needed a LB, had a conversation wih ToonKing about him.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #20

    Tom_Toon, ime pretty sure the convo was with me lol, but I do remember it 🙂

  • Spyro

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #21

    i do actually remember that tom toon, god that was long ago

  • Beastie

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #22

    for god sake jus go man!!! if we get 3.5mil for him thats brilliant because the bloke is crap!

    p.s a posted ya cv to the american circus as they were looking for a clown

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #23

    1-0 romania

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #24


  • Spyro

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #25

    must say tom toon, nicolita is looking good

  • Steeley

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #26

    In all honesty, if Norwich cant afford the fee then I say let them have him for £2m! There’s no way I want that waster warming the bench (and the Reserve bench at that probably) on his salary and then to go for nowt next summer when his contract is up.

  • mikeygd

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #27

    I got a white van and a friend who wouldn’t mind helping me kidnap him and taking him personally to ipshwich to get signed for them.
    Any1 no his address?

  • scott9

    Jun 13, 2008 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #28

    bad mistake i think ipswitch luked gud this season i dnt no if he can do much better if im honmest

  • xfer

    Jun 13, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #29

    Well, if he wants to improve, he needs a move, unless he feels happy getting the wages without playing, then he is hopeless.

  • ToonKing

    Jun 13, 2008 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #30

    here here lads, believe me, Niculae is rubbish, Niculita is a joke, he is being ridiculed in the press and Rat is decent but not up to our standards.


    Jun 13, 2008 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Some of the Italians looked good as well, mind you we probably have no chance of getting any of them. De Rossi, Camoranasi, Pirlo, Toni, to name but a few. On the Romanian side their giant defender Goia (something like that) looked a good un.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 13, 2008 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #32

    Nicolit looked good today and in the champions league, dont watch him in the league but a fair few romanians have been saying his average performances in the league have been poor for the past1 and a half seasons.

    Goian is good in the air but looks a bit clumbsy on the ground i thought. Thought Tamas was the better defender and would be much cheaper (im talking his price would be in the hundred k’s) whilst Goian would be abou 4 mil.


    Jun 13, 2008 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #33

    I thought they both had decent games against a lively Italian attack but if Tamas could be got that cheaply, we probably wouldn’t get him anyway, the way things are going at present.

  • oga

    Jun 13, 2008 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #34

    Taylor produced nothing last season

  • nightfall

    Jun 13, 2008 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #35

    say whatever you want…shola is still 10 times better then smith!!!

  • brad

    Jun 13, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #36

    shola is poo. get rid of; barton,shola,smith,duff,owen,geremi,viduka. realisticly sign; gardner,dawson, bullard, murphy, samaras and we should keep our premiership status!

  • Leo

    Jun 13, 2008 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #37

    he obviously doesnt really love the club as much as money

  • GSfan

    Jun 13, 2008 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #38

    lol is this Tamas you speaking of, Gabriel Tamas? believe me you guys DON’T want tamas. We had him for a good while… at least it felt like forever. Gawd he messed our defense up real bad. After he got humiliated by Nihat in a Champion’s League group match we just told him “alright that’s enough, go find yourself another club”.

    I really really really wouldn’t rate him. This guy is as inconsistent as defenders get.

  • true

    Jun 13, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #39

    greedy bugger, he is gooing down in my estimation, typical pre-ma-dona
    shola you are championhip quality at best dont have delusions of grandua, just go whilst you have some dignity.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 13, 2008 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #40

    GSfan you also hd Ovidiu Petre when he was young and he turned out to be a very good player.


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