We thought Newcastle’s decision to give Sammy Ameobi another chance by giving him a two-year extension to his contract in the summer and then sending him out on loan to Cardiff City for the season was a good one.
It helped protect Newcastle’s investment in him should he come good at Cardiff and that could drive up his transfer fee and it also gave Sammy another opportunity to succeed at his home town club.
But for Sammy to have any chance of rekindling his career at Newcastle next summer he would have to have an outstanding season out on loan.
Sammy Ameobi – struggling at Cardiff City
But that’s not happening at Cardiff City where Sammy is struggling to get into the starting eleven and has only started three times for the Championship club this summer.
Sammy has made 17 appearances for Cardiff with one goal and two assists and he is likely to be sold in the summer if Newcastle can get a buyer for him.
Since Sammy came through the Youth System at Newcastle we would have received compensation for him last summer but now that’s he’s got a contract that lasts through the summer of 2017, we will get something for him.
His inconsistency was always a problem for him when playing at Newcastle and he’s somewhat like his older brother Shola who in one game could look like a world beater but in other games he simply looked awful and would hardly be seen.
But Sammy cannot say that he wasn’t given every opportunity to succeed at his home town club.
Sammy played 66 times for Newcastle with four goals and eight assists.