Hudson-Odoi makes claim about Boehly's Chelsea transfer plans after conversation

On-loan Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has shared what he believes to be Todd Boehly’s transfer plans after having a private conversation with the club co-owner during the summer.

The 21-year-old joined Bayer Leverkusen on a season-long loan in the summer after struggling to get regular minutes under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.

His 14-game injury absence last season played a big part, of course, but 28 Premier League starts in the last three seasons were obviously far from ideal for his development.

According to the Daily Mail, former Chelsea boss Tuchel did not appear very keen on letting Hudson-Odoi leave, but the new ownership group understood why the young player needed the loan.

In an interview with the outlet, Hudson-Odoi admitted that he had a conversation with club co-owner and chairman Boehly, who was very open about his plans.

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“When a club is trying to get a player [on loan], they always want that option to buy at the end of the season,” the winger told the Daily Mail about his loan at Leverkusen.

“Todd was saying: ‘Listen, we want you back here. You’re still on the radar of being wanted by the club.’

“The way he’s trying to set it up, there are a lot of young players he’s trying to buy for the next few years.

“It shows he wants to integrate the players into the team and help them develop.”

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Boehly’s Chelsea transfer plans

It is easy to see why Chelsea would refuse to allow any buy option in the loan agreement, but Hudson-Odoi’s deducing the club’s transfer plans from the conversation is certainly interesting.

The Blues invested quite a lot in young talents, including Gabriel Slonina, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Cesare Casadei, in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea have brought in many highly-rated youngsters in the last couple of decades, but unlike the previous regime, the new ownership group is clearly not reluctant to spend big on those who are not even ready to play regularly in the first team.

Fortunately for Chelsea, the new owners have shown that they prepared to pay premium prices for players to reinforce the first team at the same time.

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