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Callum Hudson-Odoi plan confirmed after Chelsea make recall decision on winger’s loan spell

An insight into the future of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been provided.

Hudson-Odoi is a product of Chelsea’s youth academy and has featured over 100 times for Chelsea despite only being 21 years of age.

There was a time a few years back when the young winger was also one of the hottest prospects in world football, garnering a lot of attention from German champions, Bayern Munich.

However, Hudson-Odoi signed a new contract to put an end to that speculation. Since the Bayern transfer saga, though, Hudson-Odoi has seen very little action.

He featured 15 times in the Premier League for Chelsea last term, but completed 90 minutes on just three occasions.

The 21-year-old was also left out of Chelsea’s matchday squad for their opening two games of 2022/23 despite the five-sub rule now being in place.

He then joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan and despite some fans wanting him back in west London this winter, Bayer sporting director Simon Rolfes confirmed that he will be staying in Germany until the summer:

“We assumed that Callum would stay, but now we also have the certainty that he will stay with us,” Rolfes told Bild.

“We’re happy about that, because he’s a very important player for us.”

Graham Potter could have chosen to recall the academy product with Chelsea seeking January reinforcements, particularly in attack after Armando Broja’s injury.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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