It seems that the problem with Sammy Ameobi’s loan deal at Bolton is the Lancashire club have not paid the loan fee in full for the half-season loan and therefore Newcastle are dubious right now about extending his loan through the end of the season.
Bolton Chairman Ken Anderson is away at the moment, but it seems there has been some financial difficulties between him and Lee Charnley – Newcastle’s Managing Director – with the loan fee.
Sammy Ameobi – while on loan at Bolton
Manager Phil Parkinson has said this in the Bolton News, which suggests money is at the heart of the problem:
“Sammy will go back there this week and have a chat with them.” “We always wanted to address the situation after the Coventry game because Ken (Chairman Ken Anderson) has been away.”
“We will have a chat and try to get a deal done, but if we can’t then we’ll try and get somebody else in.”
“We’d like to keep him because he’s been excellent for us.” “But if finances don’t dictate that then we’ll have to find another player who can give us equal benefit.”
“It’s the same situation for James Henry. Ken has spoken to Wolves and we’ve had dialogue with Newcastle.”
“I think there has been some issues with the money etc.”
“But we will resolve it because the aim is to make sure the squad stays strong.”
Rafa Benitez has already said that Sammy could ne used by Newcastle in the run-in to the Championship season.
We are currently short of wingers with Rolando Aarons being injured and Christian Atsu now away with the Ghana squad at the African Cup of Nations.
If the financials cannot be sorted out there’s little chance Newcastle will be willing to extend Sammy’s loan and he will rejoin Newcastle’s first team squad.
It will be an opportunity for him to try to get a contract extension in the summer when his deal runs out at his home town club.