Newcastle Hopeful Of Completing This Deal In January


Sammy Ameobi has played his last game for Newcastle United and after promising so much when he was a teenager, he just hasn’t come through and his inconsistency is one of the main reasons he was not able to be successful at his home-town club.

Sammy has been sent out on loan until early January at Bolton by manager Rafa Benitez and they seem to like what they see.

The local Bolton News reported yesterday they would like to extend the loan deal until the end of the season for the 24 year-old.

Ameobi is i  good form at the moment and he was given a standing ovation as he left the pitch last Saturday in the 3-1 win over Port Vale, after his skills had wowed the home crowd and Bolton had won their sixth straight game.

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Sammy Ameobi on loan at Bolton

Bolton are hopeful of the deal and this is some of what the Bolton News reported yesterday:

Ameobi has struck a rich vein of form in recent weeks for the Whites, scoring against Blackpool in the EFL Trophy and Millwall in League One.

He has settled well, is currently based at the club’s Whites hotel, and has represented the first team on a handful of community appearances as he looks to lay down some roots in the North West.

It is understood Wanderers have struck up a good relationship behind the scenes with Newcastle and hopes are high that Rafa Benitez and the Magpies’ hierarchy will give their blessing for him to stay on.

There seems no reason why Rafa wouldn’t allow Sammy to stay on loan until he becomes a free agent in the summer,  but his contract will not be renewed at Newcastle and he will become a free agent at that time.

If he continues his good form this season he could potentially be signed by Bolton in the summer and they could be a Championship club by then.

The  Lancashire club are currently second top of League One on 31 points from 16 games and only 3 points behind Scunthorpe United.

Sammy played 66 times for Newcastle with 4 goals.

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2 comments so far

  • zacharias

    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    It will be sad to see him go after such a promising start

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  • Jib

    Nov 4, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Miles Starforth of the Shields Gazette asked THE question on everyones lips.

    Rafa Benitez has NOT ruled out playing Aleksandar Mitrovic AND Dwight Gayle together. Up to now, Benitez has started one or the other up front for Newcastle United this season.

    Rafa said when asked :-

    “We will see if they can play together, or one at a time. But I’m happy they are scoring each game.”

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