Newcastle United are looking at bringing Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury to St. James’ Park, according to Lee Ryder of the Newcastle Chronicle. However, the Magpies are facing competition from rival Premier League clubs for the 23-year-olds’ signature.
Newcastle United Eyeing up Hamza Choudhury Move but Face Competition
Midfielder Looking for First-Team Football
The 23-year-old has struggled for game time for the Foxes this season, making just ten appearances. Of those appearances, the midfielder has made just three in the Premier League with a total of just 70 minutes played.
As a result, Choudhury and his agent are looking to explore options that will allow the former England U21 man to peruse regular football.
Contracted until 2023, Choudhury is attracting interest from other clubs, too. Southampton are one club to have also registered interest in the Leicester man, but Newcastle have emerged as favourites given their squad and league position in what they can offer the midfielder.
Loan Move to Newcastle
The Magpies may be looking to loan the midfielder until the end of the season then consider buying him in the summer.
Speaking on loans, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “It is never easy getting a loan player, the reason you are getting them on loan is usually because they aren’t playing, have had a fall out or are recovering from injury or whatever.
“We will see what we can do and see if we can improve the squad.”
Having come through the ranks at Leicester, Chaudhury spent time on loan at Burton Albion, where he made 26 appearances over two seasons, winning promotion from League One.
Since making his Leicester debut in a Carabao Cup tie against Liverpool in 2017, Chaudhury has gone on to make 60 appearances for the Foxes.
Of those 60 appearances, the 23-year-old featured 29 times last season as the Foxes finished the season in fifth, qualifying for the Europa League.