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EPL: Nottingham Forest completes signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi



Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of 22-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea on the last day of the transfer window.

The Blues will get an initial £5 million, with the potential for add-ons to bring the total to £8 million.

Callum Hudson-Odoi playing for Chelsea. Source: Getty

Confirming the signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Nottingham Forest said in a statement;

Nottingham Forest is delighted to announce the signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea. The winger has signed a three-year deal which keeps him at The City Ground until at least the summer of 2026.”

Speaking to the club’s website, Callum said;

“It’s massive for me to be here and I can’t wait to get started. It’s a new chapter for me. 

”I know a couple of the boys already which was a big thing for me, and I obviously know the manager well, so it’s nice to be here and see familiar faces around.

Nottingham Forest completes signing of Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi unveiled as a Nottingham Forest player. Source: Getty

“Forest is a big club which won two massive trophies in its history and I’m really excited to play at The City Ground. I know all about the atmosphere having watched a couple of times and I can’t wait to get playing in front of the Forest fans.”

The 22-year-old leaves the Blues after 16 years of association with the club, rising through their academy ranks and making 126 appearances at senior level.

Hudson-Odoi enjoyed a stellar breakthrough season under Maurizio Sarri in 2018/19 and was the subject of £40m bids from Bayern Munich after showing such early signs of promise.

However, a series of serious injuries derailed his development and he fell down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge over the next few years.

He was expected to sign for west London rivals Fulham but the two clubs were unable to agree a fee, and he has now joined Nottingham Forest instead, reuniting with former England youth boss Steve Cooper.