Former Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has opened up about leaving Stamford Bridge on the final day of the summer transfer window.
Hudson-Odoi, still only 22, joined the Chelsea youth academy at just 6 and broke into the Blues’ first-team as a 17-year-old.
Callum Hudson-Odoi found Chelsea departure difficult
After emerging as one of Chelsea’s brightest young stars, Hudson-Odoi’s career stalled in West London before he was shipped out on loan to German side Bayer Leverkusen last season.
In an open interview with the Daily Telegraph, the England international admitted he found it hard to admit that his time was up at Chelsea, saying, “Chelsea has been my home for a very long time, and knowing it was time to go was emotional. I thought it was best if I leave — so it was a mutual agreement, but I’d say it was more my decision”
Hudson-Odoi moved to Nottingham Forest in the hope of kickstarting his career under former England youth mentor Steve Cooper and is available to make his debut for the club against Burnley tonight.