Steve Bruce has already confirmed we’ll be “busy” in the final 48 hours of the transfer window, and it seems there may be a series of events that could allow us to land loan target Hamza Choudhury.
As revealed by The Athletic’s Adam Leventhal below, a trio of late deals involving Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester could be key in Bruce’s bid to sign Choudhury – a player Brendan Rodgers insists will only leave IF he signs a replacement before 11pm Monday.
The first piece of the potential jigsaw is already done, with ex-Mag Dan Gosling swapping Bournemouth for Watford – a move which could then pave the way for Nathaniel Chalobah’s potential loan move to Leicester City.
If the former England U-21 star does sign at the King Power Stadium, that would hand Rodgers his Hamza Choudhury replacement and allow the 23-year-old to head north and sign at St James’ Park until the end of the season.
That said, Adam Leventhal confirms that Watford are also interested in taking Matty Longstaff on loan.
To add another layer of intrigue to it all, The Athletic claim that Chalobah has also been identified as an ‘option’ for Newcastle, meaning the possibility of him arriving (instead of Choudhury) appears to exist if Watford land Matty Longstaff on loan!
Lots to take in, but an interesting update that suggests Watford could yet hold the key in our bid to sign either Choudhury or Chalobah on loan – especially now they appear to have replaced the latter with Dan Gosling.
Another name linked is Ainsley Maitland-Niles, however it seems Southampton are the current favourites to land the Arsenal talent.