View: Callum Hudson-Odoi must be a hit away on loan as he asks for temporary Chelsea exit
Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi has asked to leave the club on loan after falling down the pecking order – but where should he go?
The 21-year-old signed a five-year deal at the club in 2019 but has since suffered serious injuries and fallen out of favour with Thomas Tuchel.
He was left out of the squad completely for the club’s season opener against Everton, and is now desperate to leave the club to start playing regularly again. [talkSPORT]
Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano also reported that Hudson-Odoi is actively seeking a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Romano stated that the decision is up to the player, and he will certainly not be short of options.
Where should he go?
According to the Guardian, Leicester and Southampton are both interested in the winger while Borussia Dortmund is also pondering a move for him.
Moves to Leicester and Southampton should be appealing as they are both Premier League clubs in dire need of a creative spark.
The Foxes have already lost Ademola Lookman to Atalanta and Harvey Barnes who got injured in a pre-season game, and are also struggling to keep ageing striker Jamie Vardy fit.
A player with the flair and energy of Hudson-Odoi would add firepower to the Leicester team and rejuvenate Brendan Rodgers’ faltering attack.
Similar can be said about the Saints, with the club being unable to re-sign Armando Broja, Adam Armstrong failing to deliver the goods, and wingers like Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond not producing at a consistent rate.
The 21-year-old Chelsea youth graduate would be a star on the South Coast and be a fantastic signing for Ralph Hassenhuttl.
However, the best move for Hudson-Odoi would be to take up BVB on their offer and move to Signal Iduna Park for a season.
Several British players have taken their careers to the next level at Dortmund, with the likes of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham becoming world-renowned stars in Germany.
If Hudson-Odoi could follow in their footsteps, set the world alight in Dortmund and raise his stock again it would be a fantastic move for him.
The talent has never been questioned with the 21-year-old who has been one of Chelsea’s most promising youngsters ever since he was a teenager.
However, this potential move to Germany could allow the former England under-21 international to show the world what he is capable of and remind anyone who has forgotten about the fantastic skill that he possesses.
In other Chelsea news, the club are reportedly working on a deal to sign Cesare Casadei.