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German giants keen to keep hold of Chelsea loanee until the end of the 2022-23 season

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Callum Hudson-Odoi in action for Chelsea against Brighton.

Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso wants Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay till the end of the season

According to Football.London, Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso would want Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay with the German side till the end of the season.

Very late in the summer transfer window, Hudson-Odoi moved to Leverkusen on a season-long loan deal. He has done well for them so far this season.

However, Chelsea and their manager Graham Potter have an option of recalling the Englishman halfway through the season in January. Leverkusen boss Alonso classes him as an important player and wants him to stay till the end of the season.

A few days ago, according to the Evening Standard, Hudson-Odoi rejected a call-up from Ghana to play in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Instead, he is going to focus on his club football and keep the doors open to play for England in the future.

What that does is offers the 22-year-old a chance to rest, recuperate and be ready for the second half of this season. He would hope to add more numbers to his good performances to stake the claim for a regular spot in the Chelsea team next season onwards.

Bayer Leverkusen boss Xabi Alonso wants Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay till the end of the season.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has had a decent season at Bayer Leverkusen so far. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Hudson-Odoi made a total of 28 appearances in all competitions for the Blues last season. So far in the first half of this campaign, he has 15 appearances for Leverkusen. He would pass the 30 appearances mark this season if he stays fit and continues his good form. In football, it is pretty simple, the more a player plays, the better he or she gets.

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It would be sensible from Chelsea’s viewpoint to let the winger stay in Germany throughout this season. By doing that, he would be given a chance to play the majority of the games, which would not only be good for his confidence but also the improvement of his game.

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