Real Sociedad manager David Moyes is lining up a summer move for Newcastle United’s Sammy Ameobi, according to the Telegraph.
Ameobi, 22, has entered the final six months of his deal at St James’ Park and, as such, is free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign teams.
His agent is understood to have met the ex-Manchester United manager in Spain this week for talks, with Newcastle entitled to compensation due to his age if a deal is agreed upon.
The Premier League club are said to be keen to keep the promising forward in the North East, however, and are believed to have opened talks over an extension.
Ameobi, the brother of former Toon favourite Shola, has made 19 total appearances for Newcastle this season, recording two goals and two assists in the process.
The former trainee, who earned his first-team debut in 2011, netted a wonderstrike in last month’s 3-0 win at Hull, with interim boss John Carver declaring after the match that he could have a bright future at the club.
“He’s knuckled down, he’s got a lot to learn but he has ability,” he told the Chronicle. “I took him off because he was tired but he did work hard for the team.
“But he has a future - as long as he is prepared to put in performances like that.”
Ameobi is not the lone Premier League name to be linked to Sociedad in recent weeks, with Burnley’s soon-to-be out-of-contract striker Danny Ings also travelling to Spain earlier this month for talks over a potential summer move, per Sky Sports.