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Newcastle United eyeing Hamza Choudhury loan move

Having strengthened at the back with the signing of Kieran Trippier, followed by bringing in another striker in the shape of Chris Wood during the January transfer window, it seems as though Newcastle United are now keen on adding a midfielder to their ranks before the end of the month.

What’s the news?

According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Newcastle and fellow Premier League side Watford are eyeing up a potential loan move for Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury before the current transfer window comes to a close.

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As a product of Leicester’s youth system, the 24-year-old has made 79 senior appearances for the Foxes across all competitions, chipping in with two goals and two assists along the way.

However, with only seven appearances across all competitions so far this season prior to Leicester’s Premier League home clash against Brighton today, a potential loan move to Newcastle could be tempting for the former England under-21 international if he would be guaranteed regular playing time in Eddie Howe’s side.

The midfielder, who is currently earning £61k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has previously been praised by Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers for his “outstanding” performances for the Midlands club, possibly showing why the likes of Newcastle and Watford are interested in adding him to their squads this month.

Whenever the 24-year-old has featured for the Foxes, he has brought plenty of steel to their midfield, averaging 2.3 tackles and 2.3 interceptions per game. Both of those averages exceed anyone at Newcastle who plays in the same position, suggesting that he could be an upgrade on Howe’s current options in that regard.

Fans will be amazed

With the Tyneside club being linked with a move for Choudhury in the past before their current owners took over, the fans will surely be amazed to see that the Magpies are seemingly once again interested in bringing the Leicester ace to St James’ Park, especially given his impressive performances whenever he has played.

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Moving forward, with Newcastle fighting to avoid relegation this term, it would be worth adding as many options as they can to improve their squad before the end of the month to help Eddie Howe in his endeavours, just as the owners have done with the acquisitions of Trippier and Wood.

In terms of Choudhury, despite predominantly playing in midfield, he has shown on occasion that he is capable of operating in defensive positions as well. That is the sort of versatility which could be useful for Newcastle throughout the remainder of the season, especially if they can make better use of him than Leicester seem to be doing in recent months.

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