He rang me’: Callum Hudson-Odoi shares who convinced him to join Nottingham Forest

New Nottingham Forest signing Callum Hudson-Odoi has shared who went out of their way to convince him to sign for the club.

The 22-year-old winger joined the Reds from Chelsea on deadline day for a fee in the region of £3.5 million, with a substantial sell-on fee going to his boyhood club should he leave the City Ground.


He’s enjoyed a great start to life at Forest, including a superb finish against Burnley to top off a brilliant debut for the club.


However, two weeks on from his debut, Hudson-Odoi has opened up about his move to Nottingham, heaping praise on boss Steve Cooper and crediting him for going the extra mile in getting the deal done.

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Hudson-Odoi on Steve Cooper being the key to his Forest move

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Hudson-Odoi admitted that Steve Cooper rang him up personally to convince him to join the Reds.


“He was a major [factor]. He rang me a couple of times to be fair.

“He’s a very good guy and a very good manager and hopefully he can get the best out of me once again.


“He was speaking to me a lot about the U17s World Cup saying ‘Remember when you were playing well, scoring and getting assists and that was the best version of you and I know the player you can still become’. So for me, that was the key factor.


“I fully believe in him and fully trust in him.”


Everyone loves Steve Cooper

All Forest fans owe everything to Cooper for what he has done for the club in such a short space of time.


From sitting in the relegation zone to promotion and staying up in the first Premier League campaign for 23 years is remarkable.


Now he’s able to bring in talent like Morgan Gibbs-White and Hudson-Odoi to the club after his days as England U17s manager.


The future really is bright for the club with full credit needing to go to Cooper.


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