Chelsea have recall clause Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Leverskusen contract

Chelsea have a buy-out clause in Callum Hudson-Odoi’s loan deal that expires before Christmas

According to German outlet Kicker (h/t Football.London ), Chelsea have a January buy-out clause in Callum Hudson-Odoi’s loan deal that expires before Christmas.

Very late in the summer transfer window, Hudson-Odoi agreed a season-long loan deal to join Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. Thomas Tuchel was Chelsea manager at the time, and Graham Potter only took over on 8 September.

He has done well so far, and current Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has made it clear that he would like the winger to stay at Leverkusen until the end of this season.

Callum Hudson-Odoi reveals his plans for his Chelsea future while on loan at Bayer Leverkusen.Callum Hudson-Odoi moved to Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan deal in the summer. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

The 22-year-old, who before this season had never played anywhere outside of Chelsea, has made 15 appearances in all competitions for Leverkusen so far, scoring one goal and assisting one.

From Chelsea’s point of view, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to let Hudson-Odoi complete the full season in Germany before returning to Stamford Bridge.

The winger turned down the chance to take part in the World Cup when Ghana offered him a place in the team. Instead, he focused on doing well at club level and keeping the door open for an England call-up in the future.

Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea against Brighton.The Leverkusen manager wants to keep Hudson-Odoi throughout this season.

We should let him gain the experience of playing regularly in a team and also spend a whole season in a league away from England. These experiences will only help you develop as a player.

The Blues could do with looking elsewhere at the moment in terms of adding more quality to their maligned forward line. They lack a striker who can really take chances and score goals. Certain Cristiano Ronaldo is linked after the termination of his contract with Manchester United.

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As much as Hudson-Odoi is an exciting player we like, we can wait until the summer. The best case scenario would be to let him stay in Germany and fulfill the reason he went there: get playing time and return a better, more polished player.

Source: Chelsea have recall clause Callum Hudson-Odoi’s Leverskusen contract

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