Nigerian youngster Sammy Ameobi will return to Newcastle from his loan spell at Bolton after his half-season loan at the Reebok stadium expired on Monday.
Ameobi who has not played for United since 2015 has played a big part in Bolton’s charge up the League One table, scoring four goals but his half-season loan at Bolton Wanderers expired after their game with Coventry today.
The attacking midfielder departs Bolton to rejoin his parent club but his second goal of the season against Gillingham back in December will remain a memorable one in the minds of the Trotters.
Though the Trotters hit four goals in the clash against Gillingham, the 80th minute strike by Ameobi was picked as the goal of the night on the official handle for the promotion-chasing League One side after the game.
The player’s future with Newcastle looked all but over just a few weeks ago when Bolton made it clear they wanted to extend his stint with the League One club but no deal had been agreed between United and the Bolton.
Reports say with Newcastle losing Mo Diame and Christian Atsu to the African Cup of Nations, Benitez has decided to recall the club’s Academy product whose elder brother Shola Ameobi represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup.