Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is on the verge of joining Nottingham Forest, with the final details being discussed as he prepares for Steve Cooper reunion
- Callum Hudson-Odoi is close to joining Nottingham Forest from Chelsea
- The winger will reunite with former England Under-17 coach Steve Cooper
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Callum Hudson-Odoi’s move to Nottingham Forest will be announced in next few hours, with the deal expected to be confirmed early on Friday afternoon.
The final details are being sorted but everything is agreed, and represents a fresh start for the 22-year-old, who made his England debut at 18 becoming the youngest-ever player to make a debut in a competitive game.
He struggled in recent years to make progress following his Achilles injury. That said, he’s been a starter at Chelsea in the World Club Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
Ultimately, the lure of Steve Cooper, his England Under 17 coach, was decisive. Hudson-Odoi was part of the England Under-17 World Cup squad that Steve Cooper coached to glory in 2017 and has been keen on the idea of moving to Forest for some time
Cooper believes he can get Hudson-Odoi back to his best and the player believes Cooper is the best coach to do that.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s move to Nottingham Forest set to be announced this afternoon
Steve Cooper was key in Callum Hudson-Odoi making the switch from Chelsea to Forest.
With Brennan Johnson on his way to Tottenham, Forest believe Hudson-Odoi and Anthony Elanga will give them options in wide areas to compensate for the loss of their homegrown star.
Hudson-Odoi spent last season on loan at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, making 21 appearances for the club, scoring once.
Forest fought off a late challenge from Fulham for his signature and joins new arrivals Murillo and Nuno Taveres who also moved to the club this week.