Date:6th October 2022 at 9:04am
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Chelsea loanee Callum Hudson-Odoi, who is currently at Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen, has not dismissed the possibility of a return to Stamford Bridge in the winter transfer window.

What’s the word?

Journalist Fabrizio Romano relayed an update straight from the mouth of the 22-year-old, who shared his thoughts on the Blues’ recall clause, which becomes active in January.

Taking to Twitter, the Italian relayed comments from the player, stating: “Callum Hudson-Odoi on Chelsea’s recall clause for January: ‘It’s not up to me, I don’t know… I can only do what I can do now, give everything that I can.

‘We don’t know what’ll happen between January, or from now until the end of the season, so we just wait and see’.”

Potter’s magic spell

Hudson-Odoi may be granted an opportunity to revive his Chelsea career under the new regime.

All it could take is the magic word from Graham Potter to give the Stamford Bridge hierarchy the green light to recall the 21-year-old, in what could almost feel like a new signing for the Chelsea head coach.

Having conjured up six chances in four Bundesliga matches, Hudson-Odoi is creating 2.2 chances per 90, another sign of promise in his attempts to adapt to the German top flight. He currently has one assist to his name and was beginning to become a regular feature under Gerardo Seoane before the manager was sacked.

Even if Potter is not looking to use the England international‘s services this season, though, Chelsea may have their doubts over keeping him in Germany, with Leverkusen currently second from bottom in the Bundesliga after losing five of their first first eight games.

They will not want Hudson-Odoi to have his confidence drained amid a funereal mood at the club, who have also lost two of their first three Champions League group games. Either way, a January recall may be the best option for the young winger, especially if he continues to impress in contrast to his loan club.