Chelsea are reportedly in pole position to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Christian Pulisic and that should have an impact on current Blues youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi.
According to the Daily Mail, the Premier League outfit appear to have won the race to sign Pulisic and Dortmund have accepted they need to cash in on him with his contract due to expire in 2020.
The report details that the Blues want to try push through a deal in January for the 20-year-old and a £70million price tag had previsplky been mooted, but that could be lower due to his contract situation.
Pulisic’s potential arrival at Stamford Bridge would be immense for the club and he’s got world-class potential if he develops correctly.
The right-winger has pace to burn and brilliant trickery, something that has seen him make a name for himself in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.
The USA international could add an extra dimension to the Blues if he joined and should fit perfectly into Maurizio Sarri’s attacking philosophy.
But signing Pulsiic would take up another first-team spot and that is why Hudson-Odoi needs an immediate loan in January if they do splash out on a new marquee signing.
Hudson-Odoi, 18, is a highly-rated talent that could become a real star and the Englishman just needs some regular first-team football.
The academy rising star has had just two senior appearances off the bench in the Europa League this season and his path would only be further blocked by Pulisic.
Hudson-Odoi has potential that is yet to be unearthed yet and the best way to find out what he’s made out is out on loan.