Chelsea’s transfer policy has been set recently, with Todd Boehly focusing on youth as a key part of his future. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Callum Hudson-Odoi said: “There are a lot of young players that he is trying to buy for the next few years, it is an essential part of the project”.
Chelsea transfer policy established in Callum Hudson-Odoi interview
Hudson-Odoi reveals to the Daily Mail: “Todd Boehly didn’t want to include an option to buy and said to me, ‘Listen, we want you back here. You are still on Chelsea’s radar.” 🚨🔵 #CFC
“There are a lot of young players he’s trying to buy for the next few years, that’s the main part of the project.” pic.twitter.com/yw7w7DBXis
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 18, 2022
What is Chelsea’s transfer policy?
Chelsea’s transfer policy is focused on signing young and promising players, developing them at the club and gradually becoming a world-class team having bought some of the best players before their prime. Combined with the focus on player development at Cobham, the focus is on giving young players the opportunity to have long careers at Stamford Bridge while developing their high potential.
Did Chelsea block the transfer policy?
The last transfer window saw a mix of strategies. Part of the strategy focused on signing young talent from around the world and the rest on a seemingly scattered policy that hastened to fill the club with older talent. For example, signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the last day of the window is far from focusing on young talent when the club already have Armando Broja on the books.
The club’s expenses were also only partial representations of this policy. For example, the club let some older players like Andreas Christensen go to clubs across Europe, focusing on the youngsters in the squad. However, in the meantime they have sold players such as promising Billy Gilmour to Brighton and Hove Albion. While the youth could be the “main part of the project”, last summer showed that this is not necessarily coherent.
How does Callum Hudson-Odoi fit in?
The young winger has struggled for minutes over the past two seasons and hasn’t had the impact one might have expected. A loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen is the perfect opportunity for the youngster to ply his trade in the Bundesliga and develop.
Based on this interview, expect to see Hudson-Odoi return to Stamford Bridge in the coming seasons and make an impact as the attacking player the Blues have been waiting for.