Callum Hudson-Odoi Agrees Personal Terms with Fulham: Chelsea Winger Set to Leave Stamford Bridge
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly pushing for a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Fulham being his preferred destination. The player has agreed to personal terms with Fulham, but the transfer has been delayed as Chelsea looks to maximize his sale price.
Last week, Fulham made an offer for Hudson-Odoi, but it was rejected by Chelsea. However, other Premier League and Serie A clubs have also shown interest in the 22-year-old winger. Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest have been priced out of a move, and Lazio recently entered the race. However, Chelsea is looking for a loan move with an obligation to buy.
Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of Fulham, may have to accept whatever bid the club makes next if they want to secure a fee up front for Hudson-Odoi. The transfer is said to be close to completion, with the Evening Standard reporting that the player has agreed to personal terms with Fulham. Hudson-Odoi currently earns over £120,000-a-week.
To maintain his fitness ahead of a potential move, Hudson-Odoi has been training with the U21s. This is in contrast to other Chelsea outcasts Romelu Lukaku, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, and Hakim Ziyech, who have been training alone at Cobham.
Once considered the future of both Chelsea and England, Hudson-Odoi has struggled with injuries and a lack of form since breaking into Chelsea’s first team in 2018. A loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen last season was meant to revive his prospects, but he only managed one goal and one assist in 21 appearances.
Hudson-Odoi is determined to join Fulham, especially after manager Marco Silva turned down a £40 million offer to coach Saudi Pro League side Al-Ahli. Fulham is looking to build upon their impressive 10th place finish last season and is closing in on three new signings: Raul Jimenez from Wolves, Mohammed Salisu from Southampton, and Calvin Bassey from Ajax. The trio will cost just over £30 million combined.
However, Fulham could potentially lose star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has reportedly told relatives that he will not play for the club again after they priced him out of a move to Al-Ahli.
In conclusion, Callum Hudson-Odoi is pushing for a move away from Chelsea and has agreed to personal terms with Fulham. The transfer is close to completion, but Chelsea is looking to secure a loan move with an obligation to buy. Hudson-Odoi’s potential move to Fulham comes as the club looks to strengthen its squad for the upcoming season.