Some potential good news today that Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi is close to a move to Ipswich Town, and Shola was reported to be in Ipswich yesterday, undergoing a medical.
Shola Ameobi – on his way to Ipswich Town?
Thereâ€™s been plenty of news about Ameobi moving this summer, without anything happening, so we’ll just have to hope that this news today is indeed true.
It is true that Ipswich Town have been one of the clubs interested in Ameobi all summer long, and manager Jim Magilton has always been interested in the player.
The fee that has been reported at Â£2M, which will rise to as much as Â£3.5M based on Sholaâ€™s appearances, and whether Ipswich can gain promotion to the Premier League.
Norwich City, Middlesbrough, Hull City and MLS side Toronto FC are among the clubs that Ameobi has been linked with in the summer, and after his loan spell at Stoke City most fans thought he would end up there – but neither Shola nor Stoke City were too interested in a permanent move.
The transfer market is certainly heating up, and it looks like we may have a buyer in Ipswich Town, which is an excellent club, but most Newcastle fans are concerned about who weâ€™ll be bringing in.
It’s already starting to look like we will be short on Sunday at Old Trafford.
The registration of Jonas Gutierrez has so far still not come through, and there are doubts over captain Michael Owen and his fellow striker Oba Martins, and still no word that we’ve signed Fabricio Colccini9.