A little bit more good news today for Newcastle fans in that Shola Ameobi, a local lad who moved to the Walker district of Newcastle, from his local Nigeria when he was just 5 years old, has signed a new contract at Newcastle United, the only club he has ever played for.
Shola Ameobi – signing new contract today at Newcastle
What’s that cup in the background?
After Shola’s problems in the last season or two this is a bit of a surprise, but ever since Joe Kinnear arrived at the club in September, Shola has looked a much better player, and he today finally signed his new contract, after discussions lasted some 2-3 weeks.
And the deal is a three year extension to his Newcastle United contract, and Shola seemed delighted to sign the deal today.
The deal means the Geordie striker has now committed his future to his local town team until the summer of 2012 – a great deal for Ameobi, who is still just one goal short of 50 senior goals for the club.
And speaking exclusively to nufcTV, Shola said:
“I’m delighted to sign a new deal and commit my future to Newcastle United.”
Shola is a product of the Newcastle United Academy, which he joined on July 1st, 1995, when he was 13 years old.