Southampton have been linked with signing Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi lately and he may show to be Ralph Hasenhuttl’s personal model of Jack Grealish at St Mary’s.
It was confirmed by Italian soccer journalist Fabrizio Romano final week that Southampton had enquired about signing the 21-year-old on mortgage, as he seeks common recreation time away from Stamford Bridge.
Saints followers have seen the good thing about mortgage offers for younger gamers in current seasons, with Armando Broja impressing on mortgage from the Blues final season courtesy of his 9 objectives, whereas Kyle Walker-Peters was such a success that he made his transfer everlasting from Tottenham Hotspur.
There additionally appears no motive why, if Hudson-Odoi have been to get pleasure from a possible mortgage spell on the membership, he wouldn’t be a part of on a everlasting deal sooner or later.
Hudson-Odoi was restricted to only 15 appearances within the Premier League final season, wherein he contributed just one objective and three assists.
Frank Lampard is aware of all about being a promising younger English expertise and he was filled with reward for the younger winger throughout his time as Chelsea boss.
He mentioned: “I do know what a participant he’s. He might be an unimaginable participant and he has enhancements to make, and I need to work with him to do it.”
Ought to Southampton signal Hudson-Odoi?
Nevertheless, with common recreation time, he may show to be rather more of a risk, because the overwhelming majority of his appearances got here in cup competitions or from the bench.
In response to FbRef, the fourth-most related participant to Hudson-Odoi when it comes to play model is Manchester Metropolis winger Jack Grealish, who signed for the membership from Aston Villa in a document £100m deal final summer time.
Throughout their respective careers, Grealish and Hudson-Odoi have averaged very related statistics when it comes to objectives and assists per 90 minutes (0.37 vs 0.41), cross completion share (81.0 vs 81.1) and photographs heading in the right direction per 90 (0.6 vs 0.57).
In the meantime, WhoScored means that each Grealish and Hudson-Odoi excel at holding onto the ball, dribbling and taking part in key passes, whereas in addition they like to chop inside, often from the left-hand aspect onto their stronger proper foot.
This emphasises that they’ve very related kinds of play and if Southampton can deliver him on this summer time and assist him develop in the identical means that Grealish has, he may maybe go on to determine himself as a £100m participant sooner or later.