It was always going to be touch and go as to whether Sammy Ameobi would sign the contract he has been offered by Newcastle, after another so-so season last term for the local lad and younger bother of Shola.
But it looks like Steve McClaren doesn’t think Sammy will play too many games at Newcastle this season, as it seems he will be shipped out to a Championship club – with the two who are currently after Sammy being Wolves and Cardiff.
Good action shot of Sammy Ameobi – now 23
For Sammy to be have any future at Newcastle, the 23 year-old will have to star while out on loan this season, otherwise he will be sold.
Indeed this is probably why Newcastle are shipping the lad out so he can make his own future by playing well and then having either Cardiff or Wolves to take him on full time – maybe at the end of the season.
Sammy’s had a lot of chances at Newcastle and while at times he’s looked good he still lacks consistency and maybe he can get that out on loan.
In fact it wouldn’t surprise us too much if young Adam Armstrong is sent out on loan to get some games – unless McClaren thinks he can get them at the club.
Sammy is currently without a contract, but is understood to be willing to sign the one that has been offered to him.
It seems more like a business decision being made by Newcastle, but it also gives Sammy one more chance to shine and get another chance at Newcastle.
It’s probably a sensible decision by Newcastle.
Sammy has played 66 times for Newcastle with four goals.
What do you think?