It has been a tough window to operate thus far for Newcastle and PIF when it comes to bringing in attacking reinforcements having failed in attempts to bring in the likes of Hugo Ekitike, Alexander Isak and Moussa Diaby.
Therefore, talk has now changed with the Magpies potentially looking at shorter-term solutions in the form of recruiting players on loan with the Chelsea duo of Armando Broja and Callum Hudson-Odoi being linked with a move to Tyneside.
Waugh believes that the latter could be someone Newcastle look to sign later in the window if they fail to land other targets.
(55:15) “Late in the window as I’ve said if they come to a stage where they’re going to try and sign players on loan and someone like Pulisic becomes available it wouldn’t surprise me.
Should Newcastle sign Hudson-Odoi?
“Although I think someone like maybe Hudson-Odoi there, he’s maybe someone who on loan later in the window that’s something that Newcastle may explore.”
TIF Thoughts on Newcastle’s interest in Hudson-Odoi…
Despite being far from a regular for Chelsea over the last few seasons, there’s no doubting that Hudson-Odoi does have ability within himself as he was being linked with a big-money move to Bayern Munich back in 2020.
Also, while he may be regarded as a step down from someone such as Diaby, who put up stunning attacking numbers last season, he would certainly be an upgrade on the likes of Jacob Murphy, Miguel Almiron and Ryan Fraser with Hudson-Odoi managing to register the same number of goal involvements himself than those Newcastle players mentioned combined last season.