Shola Ameobi

With Ameobi’s contract expiring in the summer and no suggestions that Newcastle will look to extend his deal, the long serving striker looks set to leave the club he signed for as a youth back in 1995. A much maligned figure amongst the Toon Army, the Nigerian international has never managed to consistently score on Tyneside, with his eleven goal haul in the Championship in 2009/10 season representing his best seasonal haul. The “Mackem Slayer” has shown great loyalty to the club but it seems as though the time has come for Ameobi to continue his career elsewhere.

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