Chelsea Youngster Expected to Return as Transfer Policy Set Out

Callum Hudson-Odoi set out the Chelsea transfer policy

Chelsea’s transfer policy has been set out recently, with Todd Boehly focusing on youth as a key part of their future. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Callum Hudson-Odoi stated that “There are a lot of young players he’s trying to buy for the next years, it’s a main part of the project”.

Chelsea Transfer Policy Established in Callum Hudson-Odoi Interview

What is the Chelsea Transfer Policy?

Chelsea’s transfer policy is focused on signing young and promising players, developing them at the club and gradually becoming a world-class side having bought some of the best players before their peak. In combination with a focus on developing players at Cobham, the focus is on getting young players to have long careers at Stamford Bridge whilst they grow into their high levels of potential.

Have Chelsea Stuck with the Transfer Policy?

The last transfer window saw a blend of strategies. Part of the strategy focused on signing young talent from around the world and the rest a seemingly scattershot policy that scrambled to fill the club with older talent. For example, signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the last day of the window is far from focusing on young talent when the club already has Armando Broja on the books.

The club’s outgoings were also only partial representations of this policy. For example, the club let some older players such as Andreas Christensen go to clubs across Europe, focusing on youth in the squad. However, in the meantime, they sold players such as the promising Billy Gilmour to Brighton and Hove Albion. Whilst youth might be the “main part of the project”, last summer showed that this isn’t necessarily consistent.

How Does Callum Hudson-Odoi Fit In?

The young winger has struggled for minutes in the past couple of seasons, and has lacked the impact that he could have been expected to have. A loan to Bayer Leverkusen is the perfect opportunity for the youngster to ply his craft in the Bundesliga and develop.

Based on this interview, expect to see Hudson-Odoi return to Stamford Bridge in the coming seasons and make an impact as the attacking player that the Blues have been waiting for.