Chelsea do not intend to sell Callum Hudson-Odoi.
What’s the word?
That is according to Paul Brown, who has reiterated to that the Blues are against the idea of parting with the 21-year-old winger, who is currently on loan at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, for good.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the journalist said: “From what I hear, because of his age and the fact that he can play in more than one position, Chelsea really don’t want to let Hudson-Odoi go anywhere.”
Hailed as a “generational talent” by African sports journalist Eric Njiru on Twitter, Hudson-Odoi recently addressed ongoing rumours that he could return to Stamford Bridge in after the World Cup.
‘We don’t know what’ll happen between January, or from now until the end of the season, so we just wait and see.”
The player clearly believes that he has a part to play at Chelsea, with these rumours circulating when Leverkusen were under the demising tutelage of Gerardo Seoane, right before he was sacked and Xabi Alonso was appointed.
Winning by a convincing 4-0 scoreline in Alonso’s first game in charge at Leverkusen, Hudson-Odoi seemed as though he enjoyed himself and played an important role for the team, often dropping into the midfield to receive the ball and progress play.
In that win over Schalke 04, the 21-year-old completed the most dribbles (six), won the most duels (10) and was the most-fouled player on the pitch having been brought down on four occasions. That gives an insight into the threat that he posted for his side, despite failing to register a goal or assist.
If Leverkusen can build on this result, it would be worth Hudson-Odoi’s while staying put in Germany, with the calming reassurance that he is valued by Chelsea possibly helping to boost his performance levels upon his return to Stamford Bridge.