As per 90min, the Magpies – as well as a raft of other Premier League clubs and Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund – are said to be ‘showing an interest’ in the forward this summer, with the 21-year-old seeking a loan exit from west London.
The report suggest that the three-cap gem is ‘wary’ that he may be restricted to a bit-part role under manager Thomas Tuchel this season, having not even made the bench in the recent win over Everton at Goodison Park.
The report also outlines how the Blues academy graduate could potentially be part of a deal involving Crystal Palace, which would see Eagles talisman Wilfried Zaha head in the other direction.
The end of the transfer window may be in sight, yet there is work still to be done for the northeast side, with manager Eddie Howe having been unable to add a new attacking recruit to his side so far this summer.
Securing the capture of Hudson-Odoi would, however, be a notable coup for the Tynesiders were they to win the fierce battle for his signature, with the £22.5m-rated man having proven just what a talent he is in recent seasons.
Dubbed a “game-changer” by Gabe Henderson, the £120k-per-week sensation has chipped in with 16 goals and 22 assists in 126 games in all competitions for his current side thus far, despite having been hampered by injury in that time.
The “electric” wideman – as described by Tom Barclay – registered nine goal contributions in 28 outings across all fronts last term, with only Callum Wilson (8) and Allan Saint-Maximin (10) having registered more goals and assists among the Newcastle squad during the 2021/22 campaign.
The London-born starlet could be the ideal figure to line up in attack alongside that devastating duo, with his sheer pace and quality in possession making him a real frightening prospect for any defence.
The 5 foot 10 speedster also notably ranks in the top 6% for progressive carries among those in his position across Europe’s top five leagues, showcasing his ability to drag his side up the pitch in a manner similar to that of Saint-Maximin – who ranks in the top 13% in the same metric.
Having two lethal threats on either flank in the Frenchman and Hudson-Odoi could well prove to be something of a game-changer for Howe and co, with no opposition likely to enjoy coming up against such dynamic and unpredictable talents.