Nottingham Forest has finalized Callum James Hudson-Odoi signing with £3.5m from Premier League giant club Chelsea FC applying an add-on and a significant sell-on clause.
Hudson-Odoi made his first-team debut for Chelsea on January 28, 2018, in an FA Cup match against Newcastle United. He became the youngest player to debut for Chelsea in the FA Cup at the age of 17. His breakthrough season came during the 2018-2019 campaign when he made significant contributions in both the Premier League and UEFA Europa.
According to the Telegraph, Callum Hudson Odoi revealed what prompted him to transfer to Nottingham Forest after speaking with Steve Cooper on the telephone.
The formal Chelsea player Odoi said,
“Chelsea has been my home for a very long time and knowing it was time to go was emotional. It was difficult, we had conversations but I thought it was best if I left. It was a mutual agreement, but I’d say it was more my decision. Forest is the right place for me to excel in my football, and do more than I probably could at Chelsea. I want to be playing as much as possible.”
“There were a lot of different places I could have ended up at, but once ‘Coops’ made the call my head was straight here. He definitely brought the best out of me with England. The big thing about him is how he understands players, on and off the pitch. He’s always making sure that you’re mentally right and comfortable, and free in what you do.”
Hudson said that Steve Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest’s manager brings tactical and leadership to young players and has revitalised his momentum in challenging obstacles. Hudson-Odoi has quickly risen through the ranks of English football and is considered one of the country’s most promising young talents.