Callum Hudson-Odoi shares who convinced him to join Nottingham Forest

Callum Hudson-Odoi, the new Nottingham Forest signing, has revealed who went above and beyond to persuade him to join the club.

The 22-year-old winger joined the Reds from Chelsea on deadline day for a sum in the region of £3.5 million, with his boyhood club receiving a sizable sell-on fee if he leaves the City Ground.

He’s had a fantastic start to life at Forest, scoring a spectacular finish against Burnley to round off a brilliant debut.

However, two weeks after making his debut, Hudson-Odoi has spoken out about his move to Nottingham, pouring praise on manager Steve Cooper and applauding him for going above and beyond to get the trade done.

Hudson-Odoi on Steve Cooper’s importance in his Forest move
In an interview with Sky Sports, Hudson-Odoi revealed that Steve Cooper personally called him to persuade him to join the Reds.

Callum Hudson-Odoi: The call that convinced me to leave Chelsea for  Nottingham Forest

“He was a significant [factor].” To be fair, he called me a few times.

“He’s a great guy and a great manager, and hopefully he can bring out the best in me again.”

“He talked to me a lot about the U17s World Cup, saying things like, ‘Remember when you were playing well, scoring and getting assists, and that was the best version of you, and I know the player you can still become.'” That was the deciding factor for me.

“I have complete faith in him and

Everyone enjoys Cooper, Steve

Cooper owes everything to Forest fans for what he has done for the club in such a short period of time.

It is incredible to go from the relegation zone to promotion and stay in the Premier League for the first time in 23 years.

After his time as England U17s manager, he is now able to bring in players like Morgan Gibbs-White and Callum Hudson-Odoi to the club.

Cooper deserves all of the credit for the club’s successful future.

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