Chelsea now wants to recall loan player early

Chelsea, Six Sports

Callum Hudson Odoi has joined Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan with an option for Chelsea to recall him in January. The reason for his departure was the lack of game time. Hudson-Odoi was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s first three matches in the League. Regular game time was going to be an issue after Chelsea acquired Raheem Sterling and Aubameyang in the transfer window. Consequently, Hudson-Odoi departed Stamford Bridge to join Leverkusen.

However, now reports have merged that new manager Graham Potter wants to recall Hudson Odoi in the January window. Potter had expressed an interest in the Chelsea youngster in his time at Brighton. According to the report by Bild, Graham Potter had a desire to sign the player to play for Brighton. Hudson Odoi has never really lived up to his full potential at Chelsea. He has had 16 goals and 22 assists in 126 appearances for Chelsea since his breakthrough into the first team from the academy. However, he couldn’t put in consistent performances for Chelsea due to his constant injury issues.

“I haven’t been anywhere else but Chelsea”- Hudson Odoi

This is the first time that Callum Hudson Odoi has left Chelsea. Normally, youth players are given a chance to develop by being sent out on loan to other clubs, one abroad and one in the league. However, Hudson Odoi was never sent out on loan by Chelsea who preferred to keep him at Stamford Bridge. Speaking to the Leverkusen website, Hudson-Odoi expressed his happiness and excitement in joining the club. Hudson Odoi said:

“I’m definitely excited. I think it’s a new experience for me – I haven’t been anywhere else but Chelsea. So coming here, I’m delighted to be here and I can’t wait to get started with the boys, get going and hopefully do well. The project is attractive. I said to the family that I want to go out there and make sure that I’m playing football and get the opportunity to play in front of great fans. It’s massive for me to come here.”

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