Everton need to add more firepower this summer, so Sean Dyche should consider a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
As reported by The Athletic, Callum Hudson-Odoi is eager to leave Chelsea this summer. The 22-year-old is something of an outcast at Stamford Bridge. New boss Mauricio Pochettino will want to clear out any unsettled squad members.
The winger spent last season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen and, while his form wasn’t necessarily sparkling, he did get more game time with the German outfit than he would have likely got in London. At this stage in his career, Hudson-Odoi needs regular football, so a permanent move seems appropriate.
The Wandsworth-born forward came through the Chelsea academy, and was considered a hugely exciting prospect by the club for a long time. However, his career has stagnated in recent years. The three-capped England international needs to make the right move this summer to get his progress back on track.
Hudson-Odoi would be a good fit at Everton
Everton are a club who should certainly be considering a bid for the Chelsea man. Dyche’s side were fairly toothless in attack last season. A lack of goals was a major contributing factor to their close scrape with relegation. Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fitness can’t be relied upon, neither can Neal Maupay’s finishing. What’s more, Demarai Gray may be set for an exit from Goodison Park in this transfer window.
Hudson-Odoi has plenty to prove. Bringing him on off the back of an uninspiring season in the Bundesliga would also represent something of a risk. He certainly shouldn’t be the only attacking recruit the Toffee’s seek to bring in. However, given Chelsea’s need to sell this summer, and the fact the player so clearly wants to leave, means there could be a bargain to be had here.
Hudson-Odoi could certainly flourish and excite under Dyche’s no-nonsense tutelage. His explosive pace and directness would also be appreciated by the Goodison Park faithful. With Fulham and Nottingham Forest also apparently interested though, the Merseyside club will have to act fast to land his signature.