Club graduate Callum Hudson-Odoi opens up on Chelsea exit

Callum Hudson-Odoi completed his permanent move to Nottingham Forest this summer.

The Chelsea academy graduate entered the final 12 months of his contract and looked for a new challenge elsewhere this summer.

The Blues will receive a fee of an initial £5 million and could rise to £8 million with potential add-ons.

He has made 126 appearances for the Blues over just four seasons and become an integral member of former manager Frank Lampard’s squad.

But injuries and form derailed his chances in the first team and he slowly fell down the pecking order in subsequent seasons.

It actually made zero sense for the young forward to stay at Stamford Bridge as he will struggle to get minutes.

“The Chelsea situation, the loan, now Forest – all in 12 months. I’ve had to mature very quickly, responsibility comes with this,” he admitted to Sky Sports. “Sometimes you might be down, that’s normal.

“But I’ve learned you have to be yourself, be strong and cope with whatever comes your way. I feel like I’m starting to feel at home in Nottingham now. I know my way around the city. The roads are quiet, there’s no traffic! London, it’s so busy.”


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