Bayern Munich chasing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi

Champions League winners Bayern Munich are now pursuing a move for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson Odoi. According to the very efficient Fabrizio Romano, Bayern want the forward to join their club and provide competition to Sane, Coman and Gnabry.

Although the specifics of the arrangement are unclear as yet, it could potentially be a loan with an option or obligation to buy for a certain price in 2021. Hudson-Odoi though had remained calm amidst this news, not seeking to force a transfer away from the club that he loves. Manager Frank Lampard is synonymous with the sentiment and wants to keep him as he has proven to be quite a useful squad player.

Logically speaking, Bayern were always chasing a player for the forward positions this window. Last season, they had Ivan Perisic among the options and was their first choice for a move this season as well. But with Inter choosing to keep the player and involve him more in Antonio Conte’s plans, Bayern were forced to look elsewhere.

Having secured a move for Leroy Sane for a fee around £50 million pounds, the Germany winger though recently suffered an injury. It is possibly hence, one of the reasons why Bayern have accelerated efforts in signing Callum Hudson Odoi in the last few days before the transfer window slams shut for all clubs.

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Hudson-Odoi came through the ranks of the famed Chelsea academy. Alongside the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount, he made his mark first in the 2018/19 Europa League season. It was a tournament that Chelsea would go on to win, and Hudson Odoi’s tally of 4 goals and 2 assists were crucial.

Last season he made 22 appearances, albeit most off the bench, scoring 1 goal and providing 5 assists. A winger with good pace and stamina, he is capable of playing on either flank well. Perhaps, that is why Bayern Munich want him after all. 

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Bhargav Gopal
The quintessential football aficionado who knows a thing or two about Economics. One can often find me reading detective novels with coffee when I am away from the sports world.

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