£200,000-a-week Hudson-Odoi set for Chelsea exit after latest Thomas Tuchel decision?
There has been some reports in the media which have suggested that Thomas Tuchel may be open to the idea of letting Callum Hudson-Odoi leave the club in the summer.
Regarded as one of the finest talents that Chelsea have produced over the past few season, Hudson-Odoi is a winger that has had a mixed season so far, first under Frank Lampard, and then under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel.
He has been in and out of the squad all season, but under Tuchel, he has been finding his feet in that first-team over the past few weeks, and putting in some very good performances that have been keeping Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech out of the side.
However, Tuchel questioned Hudson-Odoi’s attitude after subbing the 20-year-old on and off in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Southampton, at the weekend, where the England international was introduced at the interval against the Saints, with Tammy Abraham replaced after failing to meet his manager’s expectations, but saw his number called 14 minutes from time.
The Blues’ demanding boss says he took big decisions on the tactical front as two products of the Stamford Bridge academy system were unable to offer the right level of commitment: “I am not concerned about Tammy Abraham, it was not about the injury, it was hard for him to show his quality,” Tuchel told BT Sport when asked about his decision to remove the striker at half-time.
“He could not put his stamp in this game so we changed the formation.”
The German added on the introduction and subsequent removal of a player that has been impressing for him in a right wing-back berth: “We brought in Callum Hudson-Odoi but I was not happy with his attitude, energy and counter-pressing.
“I took him off and we demand 100 per cent, I feel he is not in the right shape to help us.
“It was a hard decision but tomorrow it is forgotten and he has all possibilities to start against Atletico Madrid.
“It is always a big week so it is mixed feelings at the moment, it will not be easier to score against Atletico.”
But some reports in the media have suggested that he could be part of a summer clear-out.
Tuchel wants to add his own stamp on the side at Chelsea in the summer, and with that £200 million being spent last summer under Lampard, players like Hudson-Odoi could be up for sale if the Chelsea need to raise some funds
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