The news was broadcast yesterday that Middlesbrough were keen to take young Sammy Ameobi on loan for the rest of the season, and Newcastle have now confirmed that Middlesbrough have signed Sammy Ameobi on loan.
Sammy Ameobi – in England U21 colors
The England Under-21 international made 14 appearances for Newcastle this season, and the 20 year-old will now get much needed first team experience at Middlesbrough, which is not too far away from Newcastle.
But Sammy will not be able to play in Wednesday’s FA Cup tie against Chelsea (unfortunately) – because he is cup-tied with Newcastle, having played in the disaster at Brighton last month, but he could make his debut at home to Championship leaders Cardiff City on Saturday – so this is a good standard of football for Sammy to be playing through the end of the season.
This is what Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray had to say about the Newcastle youngster:
“He gives us a different option and more options in an a similar way to Muzzy Carayol.” “He’s an out-and-out attacking wide player who can operate on either side and will be ideal when we want to play with two wingers. He will hopefully give some players a lift and create some competition.”
It’s good that some of our youngsters are out on loan getting much needed playing time, and he joins the likes of Curtis Good (9 appearances) at Bradford City, who played yesterday in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, but Swansea won that 5-0.
Brad Inman (16 appearances – 6 goals) will also be playing shortly at Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final when the side he is out on loan with – Crewe Alexandra take on Southend United.
Other Newcastle players out on loan include Paul Dummett (23 appearances) and Conor Newton (7 appearances) at St. Mirren, and Mehdi Abeid (3 appearances) at St. Johnstone.
It’s all part of their football education and we should see young Shane Ferguson go out on loan soon too.
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