Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea in direct talks on final details of Hudson-Odoi loan move

Published on: 25 August 2022

Bayer Leverkusen are closing in on signing Callum Hudson-Odoi on loan from Chelsea in the on-going summer transfer window.

According to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, buy option and potential buy back clause are still being discussed between the two clubs.


The 21-year-old is expected to join the Bundesliga side for the rest of the 2022/23 after not getting a single minute in the games so far this season.

Several clubs were interested, including Premier League sides with Newcastle and Southampton and Borussia Dortmund, however, he has opted to join Leverkusen.

Hudson-Odoi was keen for more regular football this season and Chelsea have sanctioned his loan exit after ruling out a permanent move.

New Blues co-owner Todd Boehly personally pleaded with Hudson-Odoi to only consider a temporary move away.

Hudson-Odoi made quite the first impression upon his debut season under Maurizio Sarri back in 2019, however he has struggled for game time since his injury. Last season, he had missed out on a large chunk of last season due to injury missing several games for the Blues.

He made 28 appearances for Thomas Tuchel's side, scored three goals and provided six assists in the process last term.

Hudson-Odoi also enjoyed considerable success at youth level for England, being part of the squad which ended as runners-up in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and which won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the same year.

In March 2019, he became the youngest player to debut in a competitive match for England, doing so in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic.