Chronicle Live is reporting today that Sammy Ameobi could be set to get a new contract at Newcastle, with his current deal running out in the summer.
Sammy Ameobi after scoring at White Hart Lane
At the beginning of the season it was touch and go whether Sammy would be staying at Newcastle, but after a string of good performances it looks like Sammy will be staying on Tyneside.
He has played 19 times this season with two great goals at Tottenham and at Hull, in games that we won with good second half performances and Sammy scored his goals in the second half in both those games.
One thing that worries us about the 22 year-old is that he picks up a lot of niggly little injuries in a season – much like his older brother Shola, in the 14 years he played in the Newcastle first team.
Sammy was not in the squad for the game at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night – but he seems quite calm about his contract situation:
“What comes will come, at the end of the day,” he said. “I’m just taking it game by game.”
Sammy made his first-team debut in May three years ago under Alan Pardew, when he was a second-half substitute against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the 2–2 draw.
He has now played 58 times for his home town club with 4 good goals, and played 5 times for the England U21 side.
He joined the Newcastle Academy in 2008, when he was 16 years old.
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