Barring a late U-turn from Leicester City, Hamza Choudhury would’ve sealed a January loan move to Newcastle United.
On deadline day, Rodgers refused to let him leave after failing to sign a replacement – a decision that hasn’t really been justified based on his lack of game time since.
Since the winter window slammed shut, the former England U21 international has started just THREE times, playing just one minute of football over the past seven weeks and missing out on their matchday squad earlier this month.
The 23-year-old midfielder wants game time and hasn’t been getting it. Enter Steve Bruce and Newcastle United – especially when a potential loan deal could suit our limited budget down to the ground.
Perhaps Rodgers has decided he’s not in his plans and they’ll only push for a permanent exit, but I’d back us to be at the front of the queue if he’s available on loan.
Bruce’s stance may have shifted now Sean Longstaff is back in his good books, not to mention the fact he’s desperate to keep Willock at the club, however Choudhury can offer that aggression and tough tackling that we’ve so often lacked this season.
An ‘exclusive’ from Football League World claim we’ll face competition from Norwich this summer, so it may come down to who can offer him the most game time if it’s true we do remain interested.
One to watch this summer?