Luke Edwards has been speaking on Newcastle Fans TV about the interest the Magpies have in Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Newcastle United once again failed to pick up three points on Tuesday evening at St. James’ Park, although this match was a lot more difficult to dissect as they were reduced to 10 men after just nine minutes when Ciaran Clark pulled back Teemu Pukki.
The Magpies did manage to take the lead via Callum Wilson in the second half and were just over 10 minutes away from picking up their first win of the season before being pegged back by Norwich City, leaving the Toon winless and waiting for the January transfer window to roll around so they can improve their squad.
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Someone who they may have been able to prise away on a temporary basis was Chelsea winger Hudson-Odoi as he was not a regular under Thomas Tuchel, but lately, he’s been starting in the Premier League, which will likely put a dent in their attempts to sign the winger.
Running through potential transfer links for Newcastle, Edwards revealed that he heard whispers of interest in the Blues ace, but appeared to play down the chances of it materialising this winter.
He said: “I had heard Hudson-Odoi earlier on but I think he’s playing again for Chelsea now, though, isn’t he? So I don’t think that’ll be happening.”
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Looking at Hudson-Odoi’s playing time with the Champions League holders, it will seem nothing but a pipe dream for Newcastle to be targeting him, but had he not been handed these starts of late, signing someone such as Hudson-Odoi could have been a superb piece of business, especially as the winger may have wanted to try and force his way into the England team, particularly with a World Cup on the horizon.
With Hudson-Odoi now seemingly off the table, they will have to look at other targets because it’s safe to say that the Magpies now face one of the most difficult tasks to remain in the Premier League in the same season they have become the wealthiest club in the top flight.