Fabrizio Romano: 21-Year-Old ‘Valuable Player’ Could Leave Chelsea Amid Loan Interest From Multiple Premier League Clubs

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi can leave before the end of the summer transfer window as he craves regular game-time this season, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 21-year-old was missing from the Blues’ squad in their 1-0 win over Everton to kick off the new Premier League season.

Chelsea Could Let Callum Hudson-Odoi Leave on Loan to Premier League Club

Decision on Hudson-Odoi’s Future to Be Made

The Englishman has become frustrated with his role in Thomas Tuchel’s side and believes a loan move can be ideal for him right now.

Sky Sports have also confirmed that he’s told the club about his desire to leave to play regular first-team football. Fortunately for him, a number of Premier League clubs are interested in taking him in on a short-term basis for this campaign.

Romano adds that Southampton have already asked Chelsea about the possibility of signing Hudson-Odoi on loan and are now pushing for the deal after getting to know his own desire to leave. The 21-year-old has also discussed the possibility of joining Leicester City for this season and ultimately it’s up to the player himself to decide which club to join.

The Premier League giants will now make a decision on his future in the next few days after he wasn’t featured in the win over Everton on Saturday.

Hudson-Odoi’s Career So Far at Chelsea

The 21-year-old started climbing the ranks at Chelsea after winning the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup with England and became a first-team member at the age of 18 in 2018. He made his debut in the 2017/18 season and was upgraded to the role of a first-team squad member after that.

Despite being visibly talented, Hudson-Odoi has struggled to maintain consistency with his performances. After having made over 20 Premier League appearances in his first two full seasons, he only made 15 last season because manager Thomas Tuchel wasn’t fully convinced with him.

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The boss even claimed he needed ‘250 Chelsea appearances’ to be on the right track of being a regular in the Chelsea lineup. This is despite him being praised by pundits like Joe Cole, who claimed he’s a ‘valuable player’ for the club.

Hudson-Odoi probably now wants to play for a team that can guarantee him 30+ appearances in the top flight this season, which is why he’s seeking a loan move.

If able to impress on loan, he knows that he could win over Tuchel’s confidence and play a bigger role for Chelsea in the future.