In-demand Callum Hudson-Odoi is free to leave Chelsea this summer

Transfer News: Callum Hudson-Odoi free to leave Chelsea on loan this summer amid interest from three clubs

According The evening norm (h/t Independent), Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is free to leave the club on loan this season. It comes after co-owner Todd Boehly personally pleaded with the winger not to force a permanent exit.

Three Premier League clubs, Newcastle United, Leicester City and Southampton, are all interested in loaning the 21-year-old out. He also has an interest in Germany, with Borussia Dortmund interested in the England winger. The Blues would not consider any purchase option.

He’s yet to decide on his future club but Hudson-Odoi is highly unlikely to make Thomas Tuchel’s squad on September 1. Hakim Ziyech could also leave, followed by Billy Gilmour and Ross Barkley.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is free to leave on loan.

The 21-year-old rose through the ranks at Chelsea and was promoted to the senior team in 2019. Since then, he has struggled for playing time and failed to earn a place in the team.

At its output ?

Hudson-Odoi was part of the pre-season squad but clearly failed to impress Tuchel. The player is yet to feature for the Blues this season. He was not included in the squad for the 1-0 win over Everton and was on the bench for the 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.

His campaign from the previous season is also not helping his cause. The English only managed to do 15 league appearances, scoring a goal and assisting three in the process. The arrival of Raheem Sterling pushed him further up the pecking order.

    Callum Hudson-Odoi is interested in hosting different clubs.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is interested in a host of different clubs.

A loan move will benefit the player. He can go out and get back in shape while Tuchel can follow his evolution. If he can impress, he could be called up or made part of Tuchel’s squad for future seasons. Otherwise, the Blues could potentially look to part ways with the winger.

The player has a multitude of options to choose from. It will be wise to go to a club where he can get the desired playing minutes and become a true world-class winger.

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Hudson-Odoi has, for a number of years, looked like one of the brightest attacking prospects to come out of the academy. However, players like Tammy Abraham, Marc Guehi, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount have established themselves in their respective team’s starting XI.

For Hudson-Odoi, that should be the next goal – becoming a player a manager thinks twice about before benching.

Christy J. Olson