By Daniel Feliciano

24th Aug, 2022 | 7:55am

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi closing on loan move to Bayer Leverkusen - report

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to joining Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan deal, according to Sky Sports.

The Blues winger made his wish to leave the club for more regular first-team football known after he was left out of the squad for the Premier League opener against Everton earlier this month.

After as many as 20 clubs showed interest in the 22-year-old though, the three-time England international has opted to move to Germany for regular minutes and his representatives are are now in advanced talks to seal the deal.

Writing on his personal Twitter account, Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth said;

“Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi close to joining Bayer Leverkusen on season long loan. His brother Bradley & his father are in advanced talks with Leverkusen. As many as 20 clubs were interested. Still work to do but willingness from all parties to get deal done.”

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Hudson-Odoi is still one of the brightest talents in the Premier League and while his development has stagnated in recent years due to injury and lack of playing time, it’s clear that clubs can still see the potential in him.

Several Premier League clubs were also interested in signing the winger, who burst onto the scene as a teenager and earned international caps at a young age.

He is now set to switch allegiances and become part of the Ghana setup, and wants regular football ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year and a move to the Bundesliga would suit him greatly.

We’ve seen plenty of English talents thrive on the continent in recent years and Hudson-Odoi is sure to join that list, joining one of the better teams in the division and partnering up with Patrick Schick and Moussa Diaby in attack.

Chelsea believe in him, hence the refusal to deal with a permanent sale, and it’s now completely down to the player to prove everyone right.

In other Chelsea news, the club could be open to a permanent sale for Levi Colwill next summer according to our scouting expert