The Chelsea winger has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Mikel Arteta looks to add more reinforcements in the attacking unit.
According to multiple reports emanating from England, Arsenal are targeting Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.
The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
His contract expires in the summer of 2024. In August 2022, Hudson-Odoi was sent to Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan. The winger has banged in one goal and provided one assist in 17 matches for Bayer Leverkusen this term on all fronts.
The 22-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in England. Callum Hudson-Odoi has earned 3 senior caps for the England national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
Hudson-Odoi is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Chelsea this summer and the list of suitors in the England international continues to grow.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new winger and Hudson-Odoi is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Arteta sees Hudson-Odoi as the perfect addition to his attack.
Someone with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Arteta‘s attack.
The Gunners will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The 22-year-old will add a new dimension to Arsenal’s attack.
According to the report, “Arsenal are watching Callum Hudson-Odoi’s progress at Bayer Leverkusen. The Guardian says Hudson-Odoi has emerged as a shock transfer target for Arsenal. The Gunners are tracking the winger. Hudson-Odoi is currently on loan at Bayer Leverkusen from Chelsea. The 22-year-old is thought to be unlikely to stay at Stamford Bridge in the next transfer window. Chelsea need to sell this summer to balance the books, and with his deal expiring in 2024, the winger is a prime candidate to go.”
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Arsenal will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Chelsea to the negotiating table. The Gunners have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.
Chelsea are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.
Good signing for Arsenal?
Arsenal need to bolster their squad depth and acquiring Hudson-Odoi will certainly be a forward step.
A move away from Chelsea will not be only the best move for Hudson-Odoi, but also for the club.
The 22-year-old will be an ideal choice for Arteta as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.