Why Newcastle should offer Sammy Ameobi a new contract

Newcastle United's Sammy Ameobi's contract at St. James' Park expires this summer.

Newcastle United need to end the speculation over Sammy Ameobi's future by tying him down to a new contract.

The Magpies winger has fewer than six months remaining on his current deal at St. James' Park and it should be an urgent priority for the side to sort his future out.

Ameobi may never become a world-beater, but he has shown enough to suggest that he has a future at the club, in some capacity, and he should be rewarded for his good form.

The academy graduate went into this season stating to Sky Sports that he realised it was a 'big year' and he has done everything within his capabilities to earn a new contract.

The rapid winger has been one of the Magpies' more dangerous attacking players on a consistent basis and Newcastle need to ensure that he feels valued.

The North East outfit have recently stated that they are intending to use their youth system more effectively and they need to prove this in their actions. 

Ameobi has played 18 times this campaign, scoring twice, and it would be rather unexpected if they did simply allow him to leave on a free. 

The 22-year-old still has a lot of time to develop, but he has highlighted his ability this year and Newcastle need to sort of his future, as a sign of their satisfaction for his efforts this season.

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