Hamza Choudhury looked nailed on to join Newcastle on loan from Leicester – back in the January transfer window.
Newcastle were keen to add depth in the midfield and seemed a good fit with Choudhury needing some more game time in the Premier League.
However, the deal fell through when Leicester could not agree on his replacement, reportedly Nathaniel Chalobah from Watford with Newcastle only finalising one loan signing – Joe Willock from Arsenal.
Chronicle Live have recently spoke to Leicestershire Live’s Leicester City correspondent Jordan Blackwell on what Choudhury’s future could look like at the club:
“Rodgers has already gone on record in saying he has too many defensive midfielders and wants to redress the balance of his side in the middle of the park. That means Choudhury or Mendy will be leaving this summer.
“While Choudhury has played more recently, there is no doubt Mendy has had the better season, and while the Senegalese international is not as aggressive in his work-rate, he is better on the ball, and that could be the key to seeing him retain his place in the squad as Ndidi’s deputy.
“Choudhury may also be easier to sell, given he is younger and he’s English, making him more of an asset to other clubs.”
With Hayden picking up a long term injury at Brighton two weeks ago, we now lack any tough tackling midfielders for the rest of the season.
A player like Choudhury will be on the agenda in the summer, however depending on finances it may be another attempt to bring him in on loan.