Ameobi Wants To Join West Brom

News is coming through from several sources that Shola Ameobi is keen to join West Brom, so that he can play under Tony Mowbray.


 Shola Ameobi – appears to favor West Brom

Shola Ameobi appears ready to join West Brom, after sources close to the player said the player would be very happy to play under WBA manager, Tony Mowbray.

WBA are in negotiations with Newcastle on the transfer amount, and we understand that is around £3M,  for the former England Under-21 player, whose only club has been Newcastle United.

A source close to Ameobi said:

“Shola is 26 now so this is a big move for him and he knows a manager like Tony Mowbray will help to develop him as a player.”

“He’s over his injury problems now and he just wants to get his head down and play.”

“He is keen to get his future sorted so ideally he’d like to get things done and dusted in the next week or so.”

“A few clubs have shown an interest but he wants to go to West Brom.”

We think that both Newcastle and the player will want to move things along quickly, and we don’t expect the deal to take too long, once a fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

Shola should be able to do a job for WBA, as he looks to fully rehabilitate his career after his hip operation last year.

He’s now fully fit and we would expect he’ll be raring to go.

Comments welcome.

84 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #1

    Good, now just leave you tart!

  • Kaler

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Second that, just get him on his way and collect the £3mil asap

  • Davies

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #3

    I bet he pulls the plug again.

    Seriously Shola, I wish you the very best of luck, and I’m grateful for your goals (back in the day), but please just go now.

  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #4


  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #5

    @Tom_Toon: Have you seen the “Jimmy Briand” wiki statement?

  • Leo

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #6

    leaving for the right reasons, newcastle that is

    not shola geordie in the blood, im glad he is going to leave

    but shola please take smith with you

  • Kash2

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #7

    WBA wouldn’t be able to afford Smiths stupidly high wages!

  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #8

    good to hear another imposter off the books

  • Beastie

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    get out you clown

  • Pete

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    who keeps writing all this rubbish on wikepedia? 10mil for Briand he’s never even been mentioned

  • shearer 4 pm

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    well i hope we get at least 20m for shola, hes well worth it, cant believe it west brom thats surely a step down in his career, all about the money,

    who can we possibly find to replace him…. theres a good player for arsenal…..kelly smith england international, wayyy better than shola

    hahahaha sarcasm or is it 🙂

    love it cheerio cheerio cheerio

  • Toon_Ksk

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #12
  • Arsenal have signed Nasri now according to Nasri’s Website. Click the link on my name for the story. Ameobi would be better off going to Norwich i feel but aslong as he is gone by the start of the season im happy.

  • Faustino

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #14

    The cynic in me says that quote reaks of he wants to go to the club who are offering the least.

  • scott9

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    yep just seen jimmy briand on wikepedia i now will officialy never belive another thing on that site wot a load of bolluks he has flew to st james park after we agreed a 10m pound fee

  • Spyro

    Jun 23, 2008 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #16

    im going to miss this guy when he finally does go. not because he is any good, but because of some of the comments people leave on here when he pulls the plug on a move, lol. reading through some of the comments above has been hilarious

    ” who can we possibly find to replace him…. theres a good player for arsenal…..kelly smith england international” LOL

  • Spyro

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    …not to mention “get out you clown” LOL

  • 51times

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #18

    Fickle c*nts you lot, eh? Good luck Shola, you’re black and white through and through…unlike most of the foreigners on this blog.

  • ToonKing

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #19

    f you 51times, what has got to with it, a cardboard cutout is better then Shola.

  • Ally

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #20

    Go on ToonKing

  • iffy

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #21

    toon ski LOL

  • toon man

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #22

    whos better smith or ameobi oh and spyro is a spurs suppoter and he is a class A IDIOT HAHAHA oh and i heard from a source that we’re close to signing aimar justs needs 2 agree terms

  • Canadian Baggie

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #23

    I am unsure why you guys consider yourselves to be a bigger club – maybe based on just gettign more fans?? Not sure this is a good signing or not but the attitude or your fans to a guy whose best interests had your club at heart is disgraceful.
    He is better off leaving that kind of atmousphere wherever he ends up

  • DanToon

    Jun 23, 2008 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #24

    He’s crap at the end of the day, best for all concerned if he f**ks off soon as possible…

  • tam toon

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Seen milk turn quicker, I work with a porker that’s 25 stone he is quicker than Ameobi. Now pack your baggies and pi– off.

  • jonny

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #26

    agree wiv u 51times shola is one of us at end of day, a lot more of a geordie than half the fuks on here. good luck where ever he ends up

  • faustino

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #27

    I’m not fickle….I have never at any point over the last 4-6 years thought he was any good.

  • Choob

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #28

    Why the hell do you all slag off a player like this? Thought newcastle where supposed to have the best fans in the world or something like that? All i can say is i hope he does come to us at Albion now and play for real supporters who won’t slag him off if it doesn’t work out but would say fair play to you, thanks and good luck in the future. I especially wouldn’t slag off a player that may be playing against us next season cause thats one way to get him fired up for the match against his former club. Not every player is gonna be Alan Shearer you know.

  • toonfan1

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #29

    rofl freddie shepherd taking over mallorca now.

  • jonny

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #30

    i agree with 51times, shola is much more of a geordie than half the people on here who just slag him off all day, he tried his best 4 the club, he wasnt good enough so now hes movin on, good luck to him

  • Geordie Nick

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #31

    anything over 2mil is good business 4 shola

  • liamtoonbirchy

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Boredem strikes lol



    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #33

    Hope you guys dont mind me adding to youre site, but I think most Baggies fans will agree with you…..WE DONT WANT AMEOBI!!! lol

    Good Luck for the new season

  • DURhamTOON

    Jun 23, 2008 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #34
  • scottish mag

    Jun 23, 2008 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #35







  • Kaler

    Jun 23, 2008 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #36

    ‘I’ve seen milk turn quicker’ lol.

    Seriously though, cheers Shola but you need to get outta toon asap for the sake of your career and the sake of nufc

  • Oba

    Jun 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #37

    Why are people wanting to change the team so much? Trust me, our starting line-up for next season won’t contain 7 new signings like some are suggesting, and even if it did, it seriously wouldn’t work.

  • Davey G

    Jun 23, 2008 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #38

    @51 times

    I dont think anyone on here is Fickle, the majority recognise Shola for what he maybe ….a basketball player!!!!!!!!!! Coz he certainly aint a footy player!

    Black and white through and through he maybe, but so am I and i couldnt play footy to save my F**kin life mate!! Ha ha ha

    See you Shola and to be honest, good riddance, because your hip injury that has lasted 2 years, and you inability to run with, trap, control or even pass a ball was far exceeded by your great ability to foul every opposing player on the pitch!!

    Alan Smith please read this, hopefully your next!!!

  • Rocky04

    Jun 23, 2008 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Anybody got any news on digard??? Seems to have gone very quiet!

  • Marat18

    Jun 23, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #40

    is it just me or someone else here when have an exam next day, is checking news, weather, stocks etc, but not reading bloody scripts?


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