Chelsea are reportedly about to let two young players leave as both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu are closing in on moves away from the team. Odoi is headed to Bayer Leverkusen on loan, while Ampadu is set to join Serie A side Spezia also on a temporary deal.
These reports come from Fabrizio Romano who tweeted out an update on both players: “Chelsea are finally closing in on two departures: Callum Hudson-Odoi will join Bayer Leverkusen on loan in the next hours, deal set to be completed soon
Young Players Preparing to Leave Chelsea on Loan
Chelsea are finally closing in on two departures: Callum Hudson-Odoi will join Bayer Leverkusen on loan in the next hours, deal set to be completed soon. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Ethan Ampadu will fly to Italy as medical's booked on Tuesday to join Serie A side Spezia on loan. It's done. pic.twitter.com/rzEfdc5Zh5
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 29, 2022
The English youth has been in and around the first team for some time now. He is one of the few academy graduates to have avoided the “loan army” so far, but his streak ends now. He has made 126 appearances as a Blue without really solidifying a spot in the squad; maybe a loan away will unlock his full potential.
Fans will be happy to see the youngster leave temporarily rather than on a permanent deal.
Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea are in direct talks today on final details of Callum Hudson-Odoi loan move, to get it signed soon after player’s green light. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Buy option and potential buy back clause are still being discussed. pic.twitter.com/nG2ox8ZYkp
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2022
While his English counterpart has avoided the loan system so far, the Welsh defender has not had such luck. He has had three different loan spells since joining from Exeter City in 2017. His first was an unsuccessful spell in Germany with RB Leipzig but he followed that up with a stellar loan stint with Sheffield United in the Premier League.
Last year the 21-year-old spent the campaign with Venezia in the Serie A and this campaign, he returns to the Italian league to fight for minutes once again.