Glen Johnson tells Chelsea winger to join Newcastle

Callum Hudson-Odoi
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Callum Hudson-Odoi burst onto the scene as a young teenager under Maurizio Sarri back in the 2018-19 season.

Hudson-Odoi forced his way into the team under an unwilling Sarri, but a cruciate ligament injury ended his season, and he spent a long time out injured.

Hudson-Odoi is yet to return to that rich vein of form that also saw him break into the England senior team as a teenager.

Former Chelsea right-back Glen Johnson has advised Hudson-Odoi to make a move to Newcastle, either on loan or a permanent deal, if he wants to see his game improve.

Asked if Hudson-Odoi should seek a move away from Chelsea this summer, Johnson told BettingOdds: “I’m not sure.

“He has spells where he looks unplayable and then he has days where it looks like he shouldn’t be playing in the Premier League.

“If he gets his head straight then I think he’s got a lot to offer but I think his days at Chelsea are over to be honest. He’s still young but for me he’s got a lot to learn.

“He needs to play football every week so to go somewhere like Newcastle where he’s being taken out of his comfort zone to focus on his football. Maybe Newcastle will get the best out of him.

“A loan move would possibly work if he goes somewhere to play every week. He’s got a lot to offer so Chelsea won’t want to give him up easily – that could be another one of those signings where they let him go and try and buy him back again for £100million in two years’ time.

“To let him go on a year’s loan, or even two years, to let him learn his trade where he’s playing every single week and then call him back is better than technically throwing everything away.”