Newcastle United legend all set for Emile Heskey face-off

Shola Amoebi could soon be lining up against former Liverpool and England striker Emile Heskey with the Toon Army favourite linked with a move to Sydney FC.

Shola Ameobi could be in line for a Premier League reunion of sorts next season amid reports the former Newcastle United man is weighing up an offer from Sydney FC.

The 32-year-old was released by the Magpies at the end of last season, ending a 19-year association with the north east club, and though he has been the subject of some interest from Hull City, the striker has remained tight-lipped over his future.

One reason behind this may be the World Cup in Brazil, where Ameobi is set to compete as part of a Nigeria team with ambitions of making the knockout stages of the tournament.

An impressive showing in South America could see the former Toon favourite become the subject of considerable interest from clubs all across the world, given that he is available on a free transfer.

But one team looking to steal a march on any potential suitors is Sydney FC with the Australian A-League club linked with a move for the Tyneside star.

The bid comes after veteran Italy and Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero opted to leave the club at the end of last season, leaving the Sky Blues searching for a star name to replace him.

Any move to the A-League could also set up an intriguing reunion with fellow Premier League stalwart Emile Heskey.

The former England international moves to Newcastle Jets back in 2012 and has fared well Down Under, scoring ten goals in 42 appearances for the Aussie side.

With Australian football shown regularly on BT Sport, with these two legends set to line up for opposing teams, there could be more than a few Magpies fans tuning in with some interest soon.

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