Chris Cohen thinks Nottingham Forest might have hit the jackpot with the signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. The Reds landed the 21-year-old on transfer deadline day as Brennan Johnson departed.

Hudson-Odoi got a run out for the under-21 outfit in the Papa John’s Trophy last week. He played for 60 minutes as a young Forest team lost 2-1 to Harrogate Town.

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It’s quite remarkable that Forest have managed to get a deal for Hudson-Odoi over the line. He was tipped for huge things only a few years ago and now he will want to kick start his career at Forest.

Cohen is obviously sad to see Johnson leave Forest. However, he’s backing Hudson-Odoi to be a quality signing for the Reds, if Steve Cooper can get him back to his full potential.

He told Notts TV show Team Talk: “I think the Brennan stuff over the last few weeks has dominated in terms of wanting him to stay. He chose to go which is a fabulous move for him but the most important thing for the football club was that they had some adequate replacements lined up.

“I think Callum Hudson-Odoi, if you’re able to get the potential out of him from a few years ago, is a wonderful, wonderful alternative to Brennan.

“I think he’s a fabulous player and someone who I thought would go on to greatness. If they can get him firing you’ve got someone who can bring goals and assists.”

Cohen thinks Forest might have hit the jackpot with Hudson-Odoi

The winger will definitely have a point to prove. As Cohen points out, he’s a quality player and it’s not long ago that Chelsea were knocking back sizeable bids for his services from other clubs.

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It will be fascinating to see how Hudson-Odoi gets on at Forest. With Johnson gone there is now a void for someone to fill and it will be interesting to see how the Reds line up against Burnley on Monday.

Cohen still clearly has a lot of time for Forest. He spoke with passion about the new recruits and it seems as though he truly believes that Hudson-Odoi can help fans get over the loss of Johnson.

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