NEWCASTLE have been tipped as favorites to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea this summer.
The Magpies are 3/1 with Betfair to sign the winger, ahead of Everton, AC Milan and Roma.
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Hudson-Odoi joined Chelsea’s academy aged six and progressed through the Blues’ academy before being made his first-team debut by Antonio Conte aged 17.
The England international was part of the U17 squad that won the World Cup in India and in 2017, and in 2019 became the youngest debutant to start a competitive game for England.
The winger thrived under Maurizio Sarri and Frank Lampard in subsequent seasons but struggled to gain playing time since Thomas Tuchel took charge of Chelsea at the start of 2021.
The 21-year-old made 126 appearances for Chelsea but started just 11 league appearances last season and was unable to return to the squad after recovering from an injury which kept him out. play for two months at the beginning of the year.
His lack of playing time has given rise to rumors the youngster is moving elsewhere to find matches, with Newcastle currently being touted as the likeliest destination.
The Saudi-backed club are looking to move up the ranks and improve on their 11th-place finish last season, and challenge for European places next season.
The Magpies have already spent £60million this window but have yet to strengthen their attack, an area in which they have expressed a desire to strengthen.
Callum Hudson-Odoi next club odds
Hudson-Odoi’s former Chelsea manager Lampard is reportedly interested in reuniting with him at Everton.
The Toffees recently sold Richarlison to Tottenham and are therefore looking to strengthen their attack.
Lampard and Hudson-Odoi enjoyed a good relationship at Stamford Bridge, and the winger is believed to be an upgrade from Demarai Grey, Alex Iwobi and Andros Townsend at Goodison Park.
Betfair rates a move to the blue side of Merseyside at 6/1.
Italian sides AC Milan and Roma are both priced at 8/1 to sign the winger, sides where Chelsea academy graduates have found success recently.
Fikayo Tomori started 30 games for AC Milan last season as he helped the Rossoneri win their first league title in 11 years, while Tammy Abraham, managed by Jose Mourinho, scored 26 goals last year to help the club win the Europa Conference League title.
Arsenal are priced 10/1 to sign Hudson-Odoi – the Gunners have a range of young wingers and attacking midfielders, and the signings of Marquinhos and Fabio Vieira already this summer could make the move less likely.
A move to Old Trafford for Hudson-Odoi has been given odds of 20/1 by Betfair.
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