Sammy Ameobi’s contract runs out in the summer, and it had been though that Newcastle would give him a new contract, but maybe that will not be happening after all.
Sammy Ameobi – Real Sociedad after him
There is news in the Telegraph that former Everton boss David Moyes, now at Real Sociedad, is trying to get Sammy to sign a pre-contract agreement so that he can be signed formally on July 1st – that start of the summer transfer window.
Sammy is a free agent in the summer and so clubs have been able to talk to him and his agents since January 1st.
The Telegraph is reporting that Moyes met Ameobi’s agents (Key Sports Management Ltd) this week in Spain, and is trying to get the 22 year-old (who was born and bred in Newcastle) to join him in San Sebastian, Spain.
There was news last week that Sammy Ameobi had been offered a new deal by Newcastle, but it looks like the terms of that deal were not too good, and Sammy could be looking elsewhere for a much better deal.
Maybe the low wage offer by Newcastle represents how much they value him as a player – so Sammy has every right to look elsewhere if that’s the case.
Or maybe it’s just that Newcastle are being miserly (what again?) with the big money they are making through the new Premier League deal of £3B, which gave the club around £79M last May for finishing in 10th place.
Since Sammy is under 24 years of age and has come through the Youth Academy at Newcastle like his older brother Shola, the Tyneside club will be due some compensation for him in the summer, even though he is out of contract.
Newcastle have to start paying better wages if they want to keep their top youngsters and also if they want to attract new talent to the club.
For the record Sammy has played 58 times with four goals for Newcastle United, and he’s shown this season that he has earned a new deal at his home town club.
What do you think?
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