Sammy extends stay with Magpies

The 19-year-old forward, brother of first-teamer Shola, has made

the breakthrough into the first team this season and has made seven

appearances for Alan Pardew’s men. Now the England Under-21 star,

who has also played for Nigeria at youth level, has agreed a

three-and-a-half-year deal at the club. “As a young player all you

want to do is have as many opportunities as you can for the first

team, and I am grateful to the manager for giving me these

chances,” he told the Chronicle. “I am enjoying every minute of it

and I will continue to do that. It gives you an incredible buzz to

hear your name chanted. “I have supported the club since I was a

boy and when Shola came into the first team, so playing for

Newcastle is a dream come true.”