VIDEO: Callum Hudson-Odoi arrives Germany ahead of transfer to Bayer Leverkusen

Published on: 30 August 2022

Callum Hudson-Odoi has touched down in Germany ahead of his proposed move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen from Chelsea.

The 21-year-old will spend the rest of the 2022/23 season at Leverkusen having fallen out of favour under Thomas Tuchel.


Hudson-Odoi is keen for more regular football this season and Chelsea have sanctioned his loan exit after ruling out a permanent move.

New Blues co-owner Todd Boehly personally pleaded with Hudson-Odoi to only consider a temporary move away.

Hudson-Odoi made quite the first impression upon his debut season under Maurizio Sarri back in 2019, however he has struggled for game time since his injury. Last season, he had missed out on a large chunk of last season due to injury missing several games for the Blues.

He made 28 appearances for Thomas Tuchel's side, scored three goals and provided six assists in the process last term.

Hudson-Odoi also enjoyed considerable success at youth level for England, being part of the squad which ended as runners-up in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and which won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in the same year.

In March 2019, he became the youngest player to debut in a competitive match for England, doing so in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic.