Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to train away from the Chelsea squad as Nottingham Forest eye a move for the player. The winger is set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, with the Reds one of several clubs being linked.
Hudson-Odoi appears unlikely to have a future at Chelsea under Mauricio Pochettino. The new Blues boss is trying to establish what his squad will look like and players will definitely need to leave the club.
The 22-year-old is a wanted man and Forest are definitely interested in signing him. Steve Cooper has worked with him previously as manager of the England under-17 outfit that won the World Cup.
Hudson-Odoi has struggled to really establish himself in the Chelsea first team in recent years. In total, he’s made 126 appearances for the club, scoring 16 goals and claiming 22 assists.
Now, his future looks to be away from the club where he has risen through the youth academy. The Evening Standard claims that Hudson-Odoi will be training away from the main Chelsea squad for the foreseeable.
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Forest could definitely do with some more options out wide. Other than Brennan Johnson they don’t really have a player who is natural on the flank and Hudson-Odoi would definitely help with that.
Hudson-Odoi set to train away from Chelsea squad as Forest eye move
This looks like a boost for Forest when it comes to signing the youngster. He clearly isn’t going to force his way into Pochettino’s plans and will surely be sold this summer by the club.
However, the Reds will still have it all to do to sign him. Other clubs will be keen and it’s likely that some of the interest will come from clubs who might be playing in European competition.
Hudson-Odoi earns £120,000-a-week at Chelsea and he certainly won’t be a cheap transfer for the Reds. Still, at 22, the player has bags of potential and he could see Forest as the club where he can rediscover his best form.