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Newcastle hero Shola Ameobi joins Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor

Newcastle United hero Shola Ameobi has signed for second-division Turkish club Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediyespor.

The 32-year-old Nigeria international was a free agent following his departure from St James' Park, where, after graduating from the academy, he had been a first-team player for 14 years.

A statement published on Gaziantep's official website read: "We want to establish an ambitious team in the league this season, and a strong team continues to strengthen by adding players.

"We have therefore tied Nigerian striker Shola Ameobi - from one of the strongest teams in England, Newcastle United - to us for one year."

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