The contracts of Sammy Ameobi, Jonas Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor will all run out at the end of June, and all three players will be trying to impress the powers that be at Newcastle, with their performances through the end of the season.
Jonas Gutierrez in action last week against Red Devils
All three want to stay at the club and they are all different cases.
Sammy is a local lad who has come through the Academy, but what the club still want to see is more consistency from the 22 year-old, and probably fewer injuries, since he seems to pick up a lot of them like his older brother Shola before him.
Jonas Gutierrez has already come out and said he will try his hardest to get a new deal at Newcastle, although he interviewed in January at his home town and former club Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aries in January.
Newcastle fans will be hoping he gets a new deal, after his heroics in beating testicular cancer over the last 18 months, and it was an emotional time for everybody when he finally made his comeback last Wednesday night.
And Ryan Taylor wants to get a new deal after being out over two years with two serious and successive ACL knee injuries, which he has battled back from well and shown tremendous courage, guts and fortitude.
Ryan has done very well and with Papiss Cisse suspended for seven games, he could force himself into the team because of his prowess from free kicks and set plays – somebody has to start scoring goals over the next two months with Papiss out.
We’d be surprised if Sammy and Ryan don’t get new deals this summer, but it’s probably odds on that Jonas will not be given a new deal – although it will depend on how well each of the players perform in the final ten games of the season.
And we still need two wins to be safe this season.
Who do you think Newcastle will give new deals to?
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