Ex-Newcastle striker Shola Ameobi searching for another club after leaving Fleetwood

Shola Ameobi
Shola Ameobi

Shola Ameobi will leave Fleetwood Town when his contract expires this summer.

The former Newcastle United striker is on the club's released list, which was published today.

Ameobi – who joined Fleetwood in February – has also had spells at Gaziantep, Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers since leaving Newcastle two years ago.

The 34-year-old scored one goal and made 10 appearances for the League One club.

Ameobi had been a target for ambitious non-league club South Shields before his move to Fleetwood.

Manager Jon King said at the time: "I got a number for Shola and spoke to him after I saw he was unattached and not playing.

“When things like this come up you don’t know what people are thinking – whether they’d rather play local, retire, go abroad...

“I asked the question and if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

“Shola said he’s got a couple of offers at the minute and he’s hoping to stay as a pro.

“I thought it might be a good fit with Shola, but it was the wrong time. Who knows? It might be a better time in the future.”