Chelsea star told to join Newcastle United by former Leeds United striker

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Callum Hudson-Odoi is the latest player to be linked with Newcastle United.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan believes Callum Hudson-Odoi could reignite his career by joining Newcastle United.

The Magpies have been linked with a possible move for the Chelsea winger with Raheem Sterling’s imminent £45million arrival set to push him down the pecking order.

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It was only three years ago since the 21-year-old rejected a contract offer from Bayern Munich in favour of staying at Stamford Bridge.

But many people believe Hudson-Odoi hasn’t yet lived up to his potential. A move away from the Blues - either permanent or temporary - has been discussed as a suitable outcome.

Callum Hudson-Odoi backed to join Newcastle

And when asked if Hudson-Odoi could excel on Tyneside, Whelan told Football Insider: “Yeah, I think so.

“With Raheem Sterling coming in at Chelsea and the other wingers already ahead of him – it looks like he is well down the pecking order.

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Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

“It seems like he has possibly gotten a bit too relaxed after signing that new contract. He’s happy to be at a club like Chelsea, but is he really fighting for his place?

“To get into the England squad these days, you have to be playing week-in, week-out – and he’s not doing that.

“It’s really important that he gets out this summer. Whether it’s a season-long loan or a permanent deal, it would probably suit Newcastle.

“He can find that confidence, belief, and motivation again through more game time if he does make this move.”

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Eddie Howe is in the market for a wide forward this summer with Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby a top target.

The Bundesliga club’s £50million+ price tag, however, makes a deal unlikely at this stage.

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