Callum Hudson-Odoi set for early Chelsea return!

Hudson-Odoi was informed by Todd Boehly that he still has a future at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are reportedly planning to recall Callum Hudson-Odoi from his loan spell with Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

The 21-year-old was allowed to leave temporarily in search of regular first-team football. The German club won the race for his signature towards the end of the summer transfer window.

The winger has since made five appearances across various competitions, providing an assist on his Bayer Leverkusen debut in a defeat to Freiburg.

Speaking to Leverkusen’s official website on his arrival at the club last month, Hudson-Odoi said: “The project [is attractive]. I said to the family that I want to go out there and make sure that I’m playing football and get the opportunity to play in front of great fans. It’s massive for me to come here.

“The move to Germany is really exciting for me and I can play in the Champions League with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. That combination is really attractive and I’m keen to get to know the club, the fans and the Bundesliga.”

Hudson-Odoi was keen to leave Stamford Bridge to further his career, but he was informed by co-owner Todd Boehly that he still has a future at Stamford Bridge.

“When a club is trying to get a player on loan, they always want that option to buy at the end of the season,” the Englishman told reporters via the Daily Mail.

“Todd was saying: ‘Listen, we want you back here. You’re still on the radar of being wanted by the club.'”

According to Bild, new head coach Graham Potter is an admirer of Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea will consider activating the recall clause in the winger’s loan deal.

Hudson-Odoi was used on several occasions as a wing-back under Tuchel, and a potential return to Chelsea could see the Englishman operate in a similar role under Potter if he decides to stick with the three-at-the-back system that he used at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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