Newcastle United's Twitter account sends Shola Ameobi a message after Bolton move

The St James' Park outfit have wished one of their most loyal servants good luck.

Newcastle United's official Twitter account have sent their best wishes to Shola Ameobi after the iconic forward joined Bolton on Friday afternoon.

The 34-year-old was confirmed as a Bolton Wanderers player on Friday and the Magpies were keen to wish him well straightaway.

Amoebi spent a brief spell at Crystal Palace but is best known for his time at Newcastle. Now, he will ply his trade in the Championship and try to help struggling Bolton turn their miserable start to the season around.

Ameobi's Bolton move, of course, now creates the ultimate dream: Ameobi and Emile Heskey!

In truth, though, fans will hope Neil Lennon's ventures into the market produce results. The Bolton boss has signed plenty of veterans during his time at the club but their current residence at the foot of the Championship table doesn't necessarily vindicate Lennon's approach.

The Trotters will no doubt hope for a similar level of loyalty from Ameobi as he provided Newcastle - just perhaps not so many years in the job...

But the most important thing will be contributing to goals. Bolton really need them right now.

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