Borussia Dortmund target Chelsea prospect Callum Hudson-Odoi

According to The Mirror, Chelsea starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi has become a target for Borussia Dortmund following the profound success of Jadon Sancho in the Bundesliga.

What’s the story?

Since his £8m move from Premier League champions Manchester City in August 2017, Jadon Sancho is becoming a household name after a series of impressive showings for BVB, particularly this season where he has scored twice and assisted six more in just eight league appearances and only two starts (WhoScored). The big wigs at Dortmund think that the 18-year-old is potentially worth over £100m and are accepting that they may not be able to keep him at the club for long, according to the The Mirror.

Following the teenager’s success, reports suggest that the Bundesliga club are keeping tabs on Hudson-Odoi, as well as fellow English wonder-kids Phil Foden and Bobby Duncan, in the hope that they can be tempted to Germany by the prospect of first-team football and exposure similar to that which Sancho has received.

What’s Hudson-Odoi about?

After an impressive pre-season, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri stated that the young winger would be staying with the Blues for the 18/19 campaign (talkSPORT). However, the 17-year-old has been unable to budge the likes of Willian and Pedro and has therefore not seen any action since he gave Hector Bellerin a nightmare in the pre-season loss to Arsenal.

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Chelsea are renowned for their reluctance to trust young talent in the starting XI and currently have 29 players out on loan, but the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hudson-Odoi have stayed to fight for a place under Maurizio Sarri with no success so far, and as a result have both been linked with moves away in January.

The fleet-footed forward was also recently linked with Championship strugglers Aston Villa (The Sun) who were reportedly keen to take him on loan, but after seeing the meteoric rise of Sancho will Hudson-Odoi prefer a permanent transfer to the Westfalenstadion instead?

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