The Ipswich Evening Star is reporting that Ipswich Town are still interested in Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi.
Shola Ameobi – away on honeymoon
This seems a very creditable report, and Ipswich Town manager Jim Magilton has confirmed Ipswich have indeed made an enquiry about Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi.
No bid has yet been made yet because Shola was married last weekend, and he is away on his honeymoon, and Ipswich do not want to interrupt that â€“ good call.
Itâ€™s also said that they have not made any bid yet, and would like to wait until Shola returns to England, so that Magilton can have a talk to him.
Jim Magilton said:
“We have made an enquiry about Shola but not a bid.”
“The lad has just got married and has been away on his honeymoon which we have not wanted to interrupt.”
“When he gets back I’m hoping to be able to speak to him personally.”
“A lot of things so far have been done through intermediaries but until I can speak to the lad myself we can’t move on.â€
“There is no doubt he has a lot of ability, and if he shows the desire and the passion to want to come here, then we will make an offer and move to bring him in.”
So it looks from that last sentence that if Shola wants to move to East Anglia, the Ipswich Town club would like to take him.
We think it would be a good move for both parties, because Shola will be able to score goals in the Championship.
Ipswich are an excellent football club, with a good ground at Portman Road, that seats 30,300. It’s also a very good area of England to live in – are you reading this Shola? 😀
But seriously, it has to be an exciting time for both Shola and his bride, that he will be moving to another club and another area of England, which should hold some good opportunities for him.
We’ll have to wait until Shola returns, and then pick this story up from there, but it looks like things are still open, at least as far as Ipswich are concerned.