Callum Hudson-Odoi drops bombshell as he ‘asks to leave Chelsea for regular first-team football with Juventus, Borussia Dortmund, Southampton and Leicester keen to take the winger on loan’… after he was left out of his squad at Everton.
- Callum Hudson-Odoi was not in Chelsea’s squad for their opening day game
- The winger missed the last three months of last season with an Achilles injury
- But now fit and available, he wants to leave and find regular minutes
- There is said to be interest in a loan deal from the Premier League and abroad
Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea he wants to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with a number of clubs showing interest in him.
The 21-year-old started just 11 Premier League games last season as his campaign was blighted by an Achilles injury which kept him out of action from the start of March.
But now fit and available, he was not even included in the squad for Chelsea’s opening weekend win at Everton on Saturday, suggesting he is not in Thomas Tuchel’s plans.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea he wants to leave Stamford Bridge
The 21-year-old was at Goodison Park on Saturday but was not included in the matchday squad
Seconds Sky SportsHudson-Odoi has asked to leave the Blues in search of regular first-team football and his representatives have been given permission to negotiate a move.
The report adds that European heavyweights Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have shown interest in taking the winger on loan, along with two Premier League clubs.
These could be Southampton and Leicester, which have been named by the guardian as teams that have also shortlisted Hudson-Odoi.
It suggests Hudson-Odoi is not in Blues manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans this season
Borussia Dortmund and Juventus have shown interest in a loan deal for the winger
“I want to play as much as possible,” the 21-year-old told Chelsea’s official website last month. “Regular football brings consistency, so I want to keep playing and playing as much as I can.”
Hudson-Odoi has it too he had previously been a target for German champions Bayern Munich in 2019, but the move failed to materialise.
Since making his first-team debut for Chelsea in January 2018, the winger has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the starting eleven.
Despite winning three caps for England in the past, Hudson-Odoi has hinted that he will switch his allegiance to Ghana ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Marcos Alonso was also left out at Everton as he tried to move to Barcelona
With the tournament just three months away, it looks like he wants to get on the pitch and prove himself, which could give him the chance to play in Qatar.
Tuchel opted to name Mason Mount and Raheem Sterling in his starting line-up as Chelsea won 1-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday, with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech both making the bench ahead of Hudson-Odoi.
Marcos Alonso has also been left out of the squad as he tries to move forward with his move to Barcelona.
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