Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is being tracked by Arsenal over a possible future move, claims The Guardian’s Jacob Steinberg. The Englishman is currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen and his performances have caught the eye of the North London side.
Chelsea Winger Callum Hudson-Odoi Attracting Arsenal Interest
Arsenal Could Raid Chelsea Again for Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi joined the Bundesliga club on loan towards the end of the summer transfer window last year and is yet to make a major impact. Irrespective of that, the Gunners have been impressed with what they’ve seen and are keeping tabs on him.
Mikel Arteta’s side could decide to raid Chelsea again for the services of the 22-year-old winger soon, confirms the Guardian. It is also added that Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to stay at Stamford Bridge after returning from his loan with Bayer, mostly because they are jam-packed with wingers after signing the likes of Mykhilo Mudryk and Noni Madueke in the January transfer window.
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That is why Arsenal are keeping an eye on his progression with the Bundesliga side, knowing that they could tempt the Blues to sell them another player after signing Jorginho on transfer deadline day to bolster their midfield.
Hudson-Odoi’s Career Recapped
After being part of England’s U17 World Cup win in 2017, Callum Hudson-Odoi quickly climbed the ranks into Chelsea’s first-team squad. Maurizio Sarri gave him his senior debut in 2018 and it appeared that the young winger was due to be the next big thing for the Blues.
However, he failed to adapt to the changes that occurred after Sarri left in 2018 and injury troubles didn’t help either. Thomas Tuchel often used him as a wing-back, which didn’t suit his natural playing style. After failing to adapt to Tuchel’s style, he was loaned to Bayer last summer in the hope to rediscover his form there.
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But the 22-year-old winger, once praised for being ‘technically gifted’, has only scored one goal and registered one assist in 17 appearances for the German side. Hudson-Odoi has made 126 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 16 goals and providing 22 assists – but it remains to be seen if he can get to play for the Blues after this season or if he moves to another club.