Ex-Newcastle United man urges Callum Hudson-Odoi to ‘snub’ Arsenal move in favour of Magpies switch
Both Newcastle and Arsenal have been linked with a move for the 21-year-old who was an unused substitute during Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Hudson-Odoi has represented England three times but hasn’t featured under Gareth Southgate since November 2019 and will be eyeing a place at the World Cup at the end of the year.
Hudson-Odoi could also represent Ghana in Qatar and the winger will almost certainly have to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in-order to get regular game time ahead of the World Cup - and Barnes believes that St James’s Park will be the best place for the winger this season:
“Newcastle would be a better option if he wants to be a main player as he’s nearly guaranteed to start week in and week out." Barnes told BonusCodeBets.
"Compared to Arsenal where you have Saka, you have Martinelli. He’ll have a lot of competition for a spot in the team.”
“If he wants to play regular football, I don’t think he’s gonna get that at Arsenal."
"I think Newcastle would be a better option. It mainly depends on his ambitions.”
“Once again I think it really depends if he wants to play week in and week out.”
Hudson-Odoi is just one of a quartet from Chelsea that Newcastle are reportedly tracking this summer.
Connor Gallagher and Armando Broja remain a target for the Magpies, as does Christian Pulisic, although it appears Manchester United may swoop for the winger.