Callum Hudson-Odoi has bid farewell to Bayer Leverkusen as he prepares to exit the club at the end of the season.
The English youngster is one of Chelsea’s homegrown players who fell off the pecking order.
His Chelsea career was mired with injuries. Struggling on the sidelines, Chelsea loaned him to Bayer Leverkusen last summer.
The England international had hoped to breath life into his career with the Bundesliga club but still ended on the fringes.
He scored his first and only goal for Bayer Leverkusen in a 2-2 Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid. Callum has managed just 14 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen throughout the season.
The 22-year-old will leave Bayer Leverkusen as his season-long loan deal expires at the end of the season.
Taking to his social media handle, Callum Hudson-Odoi thanked the club as he anticipates his summer exit.
He wrote, “thank you Bayer Leverkusen fans. It’s been great to be a part of the journey. All the best for the future.”
With Gareth Southgate seeking to regather his England squad ahead of the Euros 2024 qualifiers, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s chances of earning a call-up is slim given his recent struggles.
He was one of the most promising youngsters in the England youth setup. He played for the Young Lions at the U-17, U-18, U-19, and U-21 levels before earning his first call-up with the Three Lions in 2019, making just three appearances for the team.
At the peak of his career, Callum won the U-17 World Cup with England U-17 national team after emerging as runners up in European U-17 championships.
He has won the Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup with Chelsea.
Before his loan spell to Bayer Leverkusen this season, Callum Hudson-Odoi made 72 Premier League appearances for Chelsea scoring 4 goals.
He was groomed in the Chelsea academy after joining the club as a 7-year-old teenager in 2007.
After 10 years in Chelsea Academy, Callum made his first senior club appearance for the Blues in 2017 and has went on to win several trophies with the club before his sudden career decline.
With his imminent return from his loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen, his chances of breaking into the Blues lineup is unclear with Mauricio Pochettino set to take over as new manager at the end of the season.
Chelsea are already set to axed off a number of players from the squad in the summer to trim down their overbloated squad size.
Callum confirmed he has not been in contact with Chelsea since joining Bayer Leverkusen on loan. His Chelsea future is still uncertain with reports linking him to move to Arsenal.
How many goals has Callum Wilson scored for Chelsea?
Callum Hudson-Odoi has scored a total of 16 goals in all competitions for Chelsea since joining the club in 2017.
How many goals has Callum Hudson-Odoi scored for Bayer Leverkusen?
Callum Hudson-Odoi has scored only one goal for Bayer Leverkusen since joining the club on a season-long loan deal in August, 2022.
When did Callum Hudson-Odoi sign new Chelsea Contract?
Callum Hudson-Odoi signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea in 2019. He has 12 months remaining in his Chelsea contract.
How much is Chelsea paying Callum Hudson-Odoi?
Callum Hudson-Odoi is earning £120,000 weekly at Chelsea. His annual salary earnings at the club is estimated at £6,240,000.