Newcastle striker Ameobi is in the news for a couple of reasons today.
Shola Ameobi – in the news for two reasons
The first piece of news is that Shola seems to have recovered well from the injury he sustained in Mallorca, and he will return to full training this week.
Kevin wants to play a behind the scenes game on Thursday, to give some of the players extra match practice. Those who are short of it, and the players involved could be Michael Owen, Fabricio Coloccini (if he signs for us by then), and now Shola will also probably play in that game.
Kevin talked about Shola today to the Shields Gazette:
“Shola will be back in full training this week,”
“It’s not as bad as we thought when he came off in the first game in Mallorca.”
“He’s started light training, and will be back this week.”
Not that Sholaâ€™s form has set the fans alight this pre-season, since heâ€™s looked sluggish at best.
The second bit of news on Ameobi is that there are suggestions that Norwich City are back in for him.
Glenn Roeder could touch lucky, because it seems that not too many other clubs want to pay the Â£3M fee for Shola, and he could possibly strike a good deal with his former club for the player.
As it gets closer to August31st, we think Newcastle will be more likely to accept closer to Â£2M for Shola, so at least the club can get him off the wage bill.
Thereâ€™s just no future for Shola at Newcastle, and it will be in the player’s best interests to find a club, where he can play week in and week out.
Thatâ€™s what he needs, and heâ€™s played very well for Roeder in the past, and we think he could do very well next season for the Canaries.
What do you think?