·28 January 2023
·28 January 2023
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will leave Stamford Bridge this summer, believes journalist Simon Phillips.
The Blues have brought in multiple new attackers since the 22-year-old joined Bayer Leverkusen on loan in the last transfer window, and Phillips reckons that could force him to depart west London permanently.
According to The Athletic, Hudson-Odoi will make a decision on his Chelsea future at the end of the season.
If the English youngster does decide to leave Stamford Bridge for good, he is likely to have plenty of options, with the same outlet claiming that a number of clubs across Europe are interested in him.
He is approaching the final year of his contract, meaning Chelsea will probably be open to doing business.
His existing deal is worth £120,000 a week, states Spotrac.
Following the arrivals of Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke, Phillips is now expecting Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist said: “Obviously, there’s Noni Madueke, there’s Mudryk as well and Joao Felix – three attackers that Chelsea have signed this month. That really does make me believe now that Callum Hudson-Odoi will leave Chelsea in the summer.”
It is starting to look likely. As already mentioned, the Blues have brought in three new attackers this month. On top of that, Hudson-Odoi’s contract is also running down.
Felix, of course, only arrived on loan. However, reports suggest Chelsea could have the opportunity to buy him permanently in the summer.
As per The Athletic, there is a clause in the Portugal international’s loan deal that could see him return to Stamford Bridge.
Away from the Blues’ new signings, Graham Potter also has the likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech to call upon, so the former Brighton manager is not lacking attacking options.
The latter has been linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Sky Sports claiming that Everton are interested in him. But even if the Morocco international departs, there would still be a lot of players left for Hudson-Odoi to compete against for a starting spot.
Ultimately, when you consider all of the above, there probably is a good chance that the England international leaves Chelsea permanently in the next transfer window. And if he wants regular game time, as well as stability, then it may be in his best interest.
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