Ameobi commits future to Newcastle

Former Norwich City target Shola Ameobi today signed a three-year contract extension at Newcastle. The 27-year-old, one of four men to be offered new deals last month, became the first to put pen to paper.

Former Norwich City target Shola Ameobi today signed a three-year contract extension at Newcastle.

The 27-year-old, one of four men to be offered new deals last month, became the first to put pen to paper.

Today's news completes a remarkable turnaround for the former England Under-21 international, who spent the latter part of last season on loan at Stoke and rejected a permanent move to the Britannia Stadium, prompting enquiries from Ipswich and Norwich.