According to Fabrizio Romano, Callum Hudson-Odoi had other offers this summer but selected Nottingham Forest because he wanted to play consistently in the Premier League after leaving Chelsea.
Hudson-Odoi had fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge and also had a rather underwhelming loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen last season, so it’s understandable that Chelsea decided now was a good moment to cash in on the England international.
Still, it appears that the player’s decision was important, as Romano explained that he got offers from Saudi Arabia and Serie A before deciding to join Forest.
Hudson-Odoi has already got off to a dream start for his new club, scoring this stunning effort on his debut against Burnley last night.
Discussing Hudson-Odoi and his decision-making in the transfer window this summer, Romano said: “Callum Hudson-Odoi – The former Chelsea man has spoken publicly about his move this summer.
“I can also confirm that he had some other possibilities, such as in Saudi and in Italy with Lazio. But Forest were his priority as it was a good opportunity to stay in England and keep going as a regular starter.
“So he really wanted Forest and it’s true that he felt it was the right time to leave Chelsea.”
CFC fans will surely be wishing their former player all the best, though they may also be disappointed by their owners selling academy players like him, Mason Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek this summer.