Ameobi: Newcastle is my dream club, I want a new contract

The Newcastle United youngster's contract expires at the end of the season.

Sammy Ameobi says Newcastle are his dream club and is targeting a new deal at St James' Park, according to the Shields Gazette.

The 22-year-old, often played down the left-hand side by former boss Alan Pardew, is out of contract this summer but appears desperate to earn himself a new deal.

Amoebi admits he is playing for his career at the minute and is hoping to impress the Newcastle hierarchy sufficiently to earn a new deal.

And the youngster admits the Magpies are his dream club, with Ameobi playing in his home town and counting it a real blessing to turn out for the Toon.

“I’m obviously playing for my career. I’m just looking forward to each game and to try and prove myself to whoever comes in," the 22-year-old said.

“The ultimate aim is to get a new deal and stay here. It’s my home town – I’m happy here. It’s just a privilege to play for Newcastle United – it’s my dream club.

“I don’t take it for granted and it’s a real blessing to be playing here.”

Newcastle host Southampton at St James' Park during today's evening kick-off, with the club appearing no closer to appointing a new manager on a permanent basis.

John Carver is still in caretaker charge of the club and will be hoping - just like Ameobi - to impress the Newcastle hierarchy with his performance.

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