Bolton Wanderers have not paid the loan fee for Sammy Ameobi’s loan spell for the first half of the season – and we reported yesterday that was one of the problems being sorted out between Bolton and Newcastle.
Rafa Benitez has already said he will take a look at Sammy in training and see if he wants to keep the player as part of the Newcastle squad through the end of the season.
If Sammy looks good in training that could happen and that will give Sammy a chance to get an extension on his Newcastle contract which runs out in June, so he will also have some motivation.
Sammy Ameobi – could return to Bolton
But at the moment it has to be said the chances of that happening must be very small.
The Chronicle’s chief sports writer Lee Ryder is reporting that Bolton say they are still negotiating with Newcastle for Sammy to stay on loan at the Lancashire club.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) January 4, 2017
If the loan deal is arranged it will be an interesting decision (dilemma) for Sammy because if he goes back to Bolton on loan there would appear to be little chance that he could get an extension to his contract.
It seems that Sammy would need to show Rafa what he can do at Newcastle over the last four months of the season to have any chance of doing that.
And we are already short of wingers with Roland Aarons being out until April at the earliest and Christian Atsu having just departed to play for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations in Gabon.
What do you think?