What went wrong for Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea? From £40m Bayern Munich bids to joining Fulham for just £4m | Goal.com UK

What went wrong for Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea? From £40m Bayern Munich bids to joining Fulham for just £4m | Goal.com UK

Once the jewel of the club’s academy, the winger’s career at Stamford Bridge is about to come to a sad end

It’s almost unimaginable now that a club of Bayern Munich’s stature would be interested in forgotten Chelsea man Callum Hudson-Odoi, but that was the reality in 2019. A two-year pursuit would culminate in a rejected loan offer that included a whopping £70 million ($90m) obligation to buy, with the Blues steadfast in their resolve to hold on to one of the jewels of their academy.

Two-and-a-half years on, and that resolve has disintegrated – to the extent that Chelsea are negotiating the 22-year-old’s exit for less than £10m. Their west London neighbours Fulham have lodged a £4m ($5.1m) bid, although they will hold out for perhaps double that figure.

But was has provoked such a sharp decline in Hudson-Odoi’s value to his boyhood club? GOAL examines the reasons behind the winger’s sad fall from grace…

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