A little bit of a surprise tonight that Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new deal at Newcastle when his contract runs out at the end of June, while Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete will – as expected – not have their contracts renewed.
Facundo Ferreyra has completed his one year loan deal at Newcastle from Shakhtar Donetsk, and he didn’t play for the first team at all, and was hardly ever on the bench – so how much did that cost us?
Sammy Ameobi gets new deal
Here is the statement just issued by Newcastle United.
Newcastle United striker Sammy Ameobi has been offered a new contract at St. James’ Park.
The 23-year-old, who sees his current deal expire at the end of June, played 25 Premier League games last season.
Whilst Ameobi has been offered a new deal, three other players who are also out of contract will leave the club when their contracts expire on 30 June.
Jak Alnwick, Adam Campbell and Remie Streete will all be seeking pastures new next season, whilst Facundo Ferreyra returns to Shakhtar Donetsk after completing his one year loan deal on Tyneside.
With Sammy not being able to make the team in the last few games of the season, we didn’t think he had done enough to warrant a new deal but he’ll be given another chance – maybe for two years?
Sammy has played 66 times for Newcastle in total with four goals since he made his first-team debut in May, 2011 as a second-half substitute against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. His older brother Shola also made his Newcastle debut against Chelsea at home in September, 2000.
Both Adam Campbell and Remie Streete were at one time top youngsters at Newcastle United, but they are two more in a long list that didn’t make the grade on Tyneside.
Jak Alnwick played eight games for Newcastle this season when both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot were out injured.