Borussia Dortmund have expressed the desire to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi on a loan deal, though Chelsea are reluctant to offload him.
According to Goal, Borussia Dortmund are eyeing a late swoop for Callum Hudson-Odoi. It appears the Bundesliga giants are keen on adding more depth in their attacking ranks, with the Chelsea forward emerging as an ideal option.
Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a move to Bundesliga earlier this summer. But Chelsea are reluctant to offload him this late in the transfer window, though his future completely depends on the decision of former Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel.
As we head towards the final few days of the market, Dortmund have appeared quite busy, with one of the main players Axel Witsel being linked with a move to Aston Villa and Juventus. Their assistant coach Rene Maric, though, has poured water over those speculations in a tweet.
But the club has remained active, nonetheless, and are in the market for Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot. Many outlets are even suggesting that the Portuguese international is keen on moving to Germany, but the move depends on Manchester United’s pursuit of a new right-back.
Dortmund’s desire to sign Hudson-Odoi, meanwhile, likely stems from their lack of depth in the wide attacking department. They are yet to sign a like for like replacement Jadon Sancho while Thorgan Hazard has struggled with injuries. There have been questions over the overall quality of Reinier as well, causing Die Schwarzgelben to re-enter the market for a new winger.
As one of the most highly-rated youngsters in England, Hudson-Odoi is a viable option, as he can potentially turn out to be an excellent alternative for Hazard. The Englishman hasn’t had a bright spell at Chelsea, failing to make an impact at Stamford Bridge and largely struggling with a lack of game-time.
A move to Dortmund may give the winger the opportunity to make his much-awaited professional breakthrough. But it is perhaps fair to point out that he won’t be a guaranteed starter in the Bundesliga, potentially playing second fiddle to Giovanni Reyna, Marco Reus and Donyell Malen in the pecking order.
Whether or not Chelsea are willing to offload him on loan remains to be seen as well. While it is clear that Hudson-Odoi will struggle for game-time at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel will still think twice before shipping him to his former employers, knowing it could reduce the valuable depth in his attacking unit.