Callum Hudson-Odoi set to join Bayer Leverkusen on loan

Published on: 24 August 2022

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

The 21-year-old will 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.

"Bayer Leverkusen are closing on Callum Hudson-Odoi deal. Negotiations set to be completed with Chelsea on loan, after CHO turned down two loan proposals from Premier League."

"Deal progressing well - to be completed this week," transfer expert Fabrizio Romano posted on his twitter page.

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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.

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