Leeds must make Hudson-Odoi their top January target after latest Chelsea display

Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi shone in his side’s 4-0 Europa League win against PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, and Leeds United must make bringing him to Elland Road their January transfer window priority.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly happy to loan the 18-year-old in January so he plays regularly in the second-half of the 2018/19 campaign.

The talented teenager has yet to make a single 18-man squad in the Premier League this term with his appearances limited to three in the Europa League, and one in the Community Shield back in August.

The attacker certainly showcased his ability in the west London outfit’s latest victory as he started on the left of a front three that also included Olivier Giroud and Pedro on Thursday however.

Why should Leeds sign him?

Considering his lack of football, it might have been a tall order for Hudson-Odoi to make a big impact against Chelsea’s Greek opponents on his first start at Stamford Bridge, but that is exactly what he did.

The youngster listened to the crowd who urged him to shoot when he cut in on his right foot on the hour-mark, with his low shot finding the bottom corner to mark his first Blues goal, before he assisted Alvaro Morata for the fourth.

Meanwhile, Ezgjan Alioski has been a regular in the Leeds starting XI under Marcelo Bielsa this term, but his form, goals and assists have dried up in recent weeks, and the Yorkshire outfit may need a more impactful winger on the left if they are to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.

The tricky Hudson-Odoi would certainly be a brilliant and exciting option, and he could be the Whites’ left-sided version of the influential Pablo Hernandez on the opposite flank.

He would certainly be a stronger loanee from Chelsea than Lewis Baker, who was hauled off at half-time in his first Championship start for the club last weekend, and while Leeds are only allowed two loan players from the same Premier League, the broken leg suffered by Jamal Blackman could surely see them cancel that deal which would then allow them to bring his teammate to Elland Road.

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