Wolves join race to sign Nigerian forward

Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in signing Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi from Newcastle United

 

English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined in the race to sign Nigerian forward, Sammy Ameobi.

The 23-year-old's Newcastle contract expires in the summer and is said to have turned down a new one-year offer with his sights set for first team football.

West Brom, Everton and Burnley are reportedly interested in the former England U-21 star but the chances of first team football at Wolves could win the Championship side the signature of the player.

Ameobi has played 53 League games for Newcastle, with only 21 starts since making his debut in May 2011.

He has played in 26 games this season-16 starts-with two goals.

Born to Nigerian parents in United Kingdom, Sammy has been capped by England at under-21 level before switching his allegiance to Nigeria in August 2014.

He is the younger brother to Super Eagles striker, Shola Ameobi.

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