“Negotiations set to be completed with Chelsea” – Fabrizio Romano says Bundesliga giants are close to completing move for 21-year-old star
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has said that Bundesliga outfit Bayer Lekerkusen are close to signing Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
The English winger is set to join the Bundesliga club on a season-long loan deal. Romano also added that Hudson-Odoi snubbed two offers from Premier League clubs before nearing a move to Germany.
According to the Evening Standard, Newcastle United and Southampton were interested in the winger’s services this summer.
It’s not yet known if Leverkusen would have the option of making Hudon-Odoi’s move permanent next summer. Romano tweeted:
“Bayer Leverkusen are closing on Callum Hudson-Odoi deal. Negotiations set to be completed with Chelsea on loan, after CHO turned down two loan proposals from Premier League. Deal progressing well – to be completed this week.”
Many English players have moved to the Bundesliga recently to revive or kickstart their careers after starting in the Premier League.
Recent examples include Jadon Sancho and Demarai Gray. Both Sancho and Gray earned moves back to the Premier League following spells at Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen respectively.
Callum Hudson-Odoi would hope for a similar career renaissance and become a regular at Stamford Bridge or at another Premier League club.