Callum Hudson-Odoi signs for Nottingham Forest in transfer deadline day exit from Chelsea

Nottingham Forest have completed a £5million swoop for Callum Hudson-Odoi on transfer deadline day.

The winger, 22, departs Chelsea after 15 years on the books at Stamford Bridge, where he scored 16 goals in 126 games.

Hudson-Odoi has signed a three-year contract at the City Ground with Forest accepting a sell-on clause as part of their tenth major addition of the summer.

“It’s massive for me to be here and I can’t wait to get started,” said the player after being given the No14 shirt.

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“It’s a new chapter for me. I know a couple of the boys already which was a big thing for me, and I obviously know the manager well, so it’s nice to be here and see familiar faces around.

“Forest are a big club which won two massive trophies in its history and I’m really excited to play at The City Ground. I know all about the atmosphere having watched a couple of times and I can’t wait to get playing in front of the Forest fans.”

Hudson-Odoi worked with Steve Cooper in the England youth set-up, as part of the victorious Under-17 World Cup winning side in 2017.

Fulham were also keen on the former Bayer Leverkusen loanee and launched a late bid to snatch him from under Forest’s noses, but are instead set to land Everton’s Alex Iwobi for £20m.