Sammy Ameobi looking to catch the eye of Steve McClaren – playing for Cardiff

Sammy Ameobi
Sammy Ameobi

Sammy Ameobi has left Newcastle United – but he will be back.

The winger has joined Cardiff City on a season-long loan after signing a new two-year deal at St James’s Park.

Ameobi’s deal at the club ran out at the end of last month.

But he was offered a new contract by Newcastle after making 27 appearances, and scoring two goals, last season.

Ameobi said on Twitter: “Delighted to join @CardiffCityFC for the season, can’t wait to get started.”

Ameobi’s elder sister Titi had revealed on social media that the 22-year-old was set for a “new venture” in the Championship with Cardiff.

She posted a photo of him in his car before he set off for South Wales.

And Cardiff’s chief executive officer Ken Choo said: “We’re delighted to have Sammy on board, having hand-picked him specifically for his creativity and skill.

“Sammy has Premier League experience to the tune of more than 50 top-flight appearances. We will continue to search for the right players who have specific skill sets and good character.”

Wolverhampton Wanderers were also interested in Ameobi, who had a loan spell in English football’s second tier with Middlesbrough the season before last.

But Cardiff manager Russell Slade has convinced the former England Under-21 international that he can help him realise his ambitions at Newcastle, his boyhood club.

Meanwhile, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing midfielder Olivier Kemen, according to a report in his native France.

Kemen, with France for the European Under-19 Championships in Greece, joined Newcastle from Metz two years ago.

But the 18-year-old is yet to play a competitive first-team game for the club.

And L’Equipe report that Liverpool and Tottenham are keen to sign the techically-gifted player.

Former United forward Adam Campbell has signed a two-year deal at Notts County after a successful trial at Meadow Lane. Campbell was released this summer by the club.

The 20-year-old said: “It’s a great move for me. I wanted somewhere I can play football and get back to enjoying myself.”

Goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, also released by Newcastle, is on trial at Championship club Leeds United.