19 year-old Sammy Ameobi has been given a new five year improved contract at Newcastle.
Sammy Ameobi – in action for England U21s last week
The now two times capped England U21 International had a contract that was due to run out next summer, but Newcastle have come in and signed the very promising player to an improved contract to stay at his home town club.
Apparently the new deal will be formally signed today, and it’s good news.
Since coming into the side at the end of last season, Sammy has improved a lot, and Alan Pardew is using him as an impact sub this season, and he’s doing very well in that role.
Sammy talked to the local press today:
“As a young player all you want to do is have as many opportunities as you can for the first team, and I am grateful to the manager for giving me these chances.”
“I am enjoying every minute of it and I will continue to do that.” “It gives you an incredible buzz to hear your name chanted.”
“I have supported the club since I was a boy and when Shola came into the first team, so playing for Newcastle is a dream come true.”
“We are going to try and take as many points as we can from the next two games.” “We will go out and do our best at Man City and work our hardest.”
“Hopefully, we can get a result, but it is a tough game.” “Maybe we can get a point – or even all three?”
“He is itching to get back.” “He is a lot better and it is not as bad as we first thought.” “We are looking forward to having him back.”
It looks like Sammy’s older brother Shola, is fit again and should be included in the squad for Saturday’s tough test at Manchester City.
We would expect both players to be on the bench on Saturday, and it will depend on how the game is going in the second half, as to which of the brothers gets on – but maybe of them will get a run-out.
But it’s good that Newcastle are extending the contracts of these young players in a timely fashion.
Other players said to be in negotiations on new contracts at Newcastle include Danny Guthrie, whose contract has just seven months to run, and of course captain Coloccini.
But the news recently was that Fabricio was in no particular hurry to rush through a new contract.