Callum Hudson-Odoi’s transfer bid signals a growing European trend | Eni Aluko

31 January 2019 01:46
Chelsea want to keep the forward despite his request to join Bayern, but why not let a talented player develop in Europe?Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to lodge a transfer request this week after Bayern Munich’s £35m bid is a sign of changing times and a growing trend for young players at big Premier League clubs. Hudson-Odoi is trying to follow the path that has taken a lot of young English players abroad in recent years thanks to the success of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund and club partnerships with European sister clubs.Three or four years ago it would have been rare for a young player at a top Premier League club to request a transfer to go to one of Europe’s biggest clubs. It’s interesting to see a young player at Chelsea now saying: “I want to go” – not just on loan, but abroad permanently. Related: Transfer deadline day: Özil, Suárez and Crouch latest as window closes – live! Related: Maurizio Sarri tells Callum Hudson-Odoi to respect Chelsea’s academy Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian