After making just eight appearances for Newcastle this season, Shola Ameobi will end the season as Stoke City player after signed a loan deal with the Potters for the rest of the season.
Before the confirmation of his loan signing, Ameobi has been named in the Newcastle squad for tonight's reserve team match against Manchester United at Northwich Victoria. He finds the target in last week's 2-2 reserve draw at Bolton Wanderers.
Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan said that the 26-year-old striker still has the chance to go back into his plans in the future. having just eight appearances for the Toon this season, Ameobi falling behind Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins and Mark Viduka for the striker place at St James’s Park, with Toon youngster Andy Carroll is looking way ahead of him.
Ex-United manager Glenn Roeder also stated his admiration to sign Ameobi, while other first division team Plymouth and Ipswich are also said to have shown an interest. Stoke has moved fast before them to bring Ameobi to Britannia stadium and could make his debut at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.