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Newcastle need investment – Ameobi

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Former Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has slammed the lack of investment at the club and warns they need to spend in order to stay in the Premier League.

Newcastle registered their first Premier League victory of the season on Saturday as they beat Watford 1-0 at home, but they are just one point above the relegation zone and fans have shown their frustrations with numerous protests targetting owner Mike Ashley.

“I totally understand the frustrations because as a fan you want to see investment in the club,” Ameobi told Sky Sports.

“It’s important as a club to stay in the Premier League and the way you are going to do that is by bringing in good talent to improve the squad and the team.

“Those frustrations are founded because there is not enough money going into Newcastle. If he’s not investing there is a big likelihood we could go down.

“We want to be in the Premier League and as a fan myself it’s tough when you see the club languishing towards the bottom of the league and you know the investment hasn’t come.”