Newcastle United may rival Sheffield Wednesday to sign up Colin Odutayo after he was released by fellow Premier League club Aston Villa, according to The Chronicle.
As per the outlet, the Tyneside club have looked at the possibility of signing the youngster after he played a full 90 minutes for the Magpies while on trial as the under-23s drew 1-1 with National League side Hartlepool United, famously supported by Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling.
Will Newcastle stay up with their current squad?
However, Odutayo is now spending the week with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday and it remains to be seen whether the Magpies will take another look at him.
Indeed, the Dutchman still has a lot of time to grow and develop as a footballer being just 19 years of age, and has impressed for Villa at both under-18 and under-23 level.
Odutayo scored a relatively impressive 11 goals and supplied a further nine assists in 49 games in all competitions over the last three consecutive terms while playing for Aston Villa at youth level (via Transfermarkt).
The up-and-coming prospect is also capable of playing in a number of different roles, mainly off of both flanks but also as a makeshift centre-forward if required (per Transfermarkt).
Indeed, signing up Odutayo on a free transfer may well be a wise move for Newcastle, as he can slot straight into their youth setup and then potentially break into their first team squad under manager Steve Bruce.
Nonetheless, they may have to beat off competition from the Owls first if they would like to get his signature over the line.
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