Sammy Ameobi has started to show up quite well this season, in what could well be his last season at his home town club, since his current contract runs out next June.
Sammy Ameobi in action at Swansea
His older brother Shola Ameobi ended his fourteen years of playing in Newcastle’s first team last summer, and he is now at Gaziantep BB in Turkey, where he has scored 3 goals in 3 appearances this season for the second division club.
Sammy Ameobi has all the skills imaginable, much like his brother, but he is also just as inconsistent as Shola was in his time at Newcastle.
You never quite know what to expect with the 22 year-old winger, although last time out he brilliantly set up the equalizer for Papiss Cisse after 75 minutes, and that got us a vital point at Swansea.
Sammy will be given some chances after the International break and if he’ll have to start showing some consistent good form if he is to get a contract extension at Newcastle.
This is what manager Alan Pardew has said about the England U21 International:
“He’s been a young player in the shadow of his brother for a long time but did particularly well when he came on last time out.”
“Sammy’s quick with fantastic technical ability who should be ripping this division up but he hasn’t been.” “We’ve had the patience of a saint with him and he’ll admit that but now we need to see him deliver.”
We hope to see Sammy creating chances up front in our next few games, since that’s some of our problems this season – creating chances and scoring goals.
But the odds have to be against the 22 year-old making it at Newcastle, and we’d be surprised if he’s still at Newcastle next year at this time.
But we’ve been wrong before.
Sammy has played 44 times for the Newcastle first team with two goals.
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