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Report: Wednesday take released Aston Villa man on trial after Newcastle audition

Sheffield Wednesday have taken the former Aston Villa winger Colin Odutayo on trial, according to The Newcastle Chronicle.

Odutayo was released by Aston Villa at the end of last season and is said to have played in a friendly for Newcastle United’s Under-23s earlier this week.

But it would appear it is now Wednesday’s turn to take a look at the Dutchman.

Odutayo will spend ‘the week’ with the Owls, according to The Newcastle Chronicle  – although it is unclear which week the newspaper is referring to.

The 19-year-old joined Aston Villa from Genk in 2017 and scored freely in the Villans’ U18s.

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But his goals were fewer and farther between at u23 level and he was unable to earn a new contract.

Odutayo celebrates scoring for Villa in the FA Youth Cup. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Wednesday have already taken one former Premier League winger on trial this summer, according to The Star.

And the newspaper claims the Owls have now opened up talks to sign the player in question, Korede Adedoyin, on a permanent basis.

Adedoyin, also 19, was released by Everton at the end of last season.

Like Odutayo, the Nigerian can play on either flank – although he is also comfortable up front.

Adedoyin in action for Everton in the FA Youth Cup. (Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images)

Odutayo should be familiar to the Newcastle boss, Steve Bruce, who managed Villa between 2016 and 2018 before a brief spell at Wednesday.

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