According Rahman Osman from London World, Newcastle target Callum Hudson-Odoi is now set to leave Chelsea.
What is the story?
Well, Eddie Howe has been rumored to want the £120,000-a-week winger at St James’ Park this summer.
Now Newcastle’s hopes of signing the England international have been given a boost as Thomas Tuchel remains unconvinced.
Osman claims the 48-year-old and his team no longer view Hudson-Odoi as the player he once was, and his situation has not been helped by injuries, as well as his weight at this stage of the pre-season. -season.
While that encourages Howe to make a deal, it should also worry him a bit.
After all, Newcastle are unlikely to want to sign Hudson-Odoi if he arrives out of form and unable to make a serious impact on the first team.
In 28 appearances last season, the Chelsea No.20 – who Gary Lineker said once had “sacks of talent” – scored three goals, while providing six assists.
Newcastle should bet on Callum Hudson-Odoi
Without a doubt, Hudson-Odoi has stagnated at Stamford Bridge.
However, we must not forget what he is capable of.
This is a striker who attracted four offers from Bayern Munich in 2019, with the highest of those offers coming in at £35million.
Sadly, Hudson-Odoi has struggled to start since then under Tuchel, who doesn’t quite fit a well-rounded winger like the 21-year-old into his system, where full-backs are preferred to provide width.
Under Howe, in a more traditional 4-3-3 formation, Hudson-Odoi would hopefully be able to replicate what Allan Saint-Maximin was able to achieve on Tyneside.
After all, the pair are made up of similar players, so there’s no reason the Londoner couldn’t shine at Newcastle.
Keep an eye on this situation, as more should be revealed in the coming weeks.
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