Chelsea star vows to dump England

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According to reports Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is set to forget about his career with the England senior team.

Hudson-Odoi had declined an invitation to the England U21 team last international break, and he’s now set to do same with the senior team.

According to the Daily Mail, the Blues youngster has become disillusioned with the England set-up and is now considering to play for Ghana.

Hudson-Odoi made history two years ago after he became England’s youngest player to make their debut in a competitive match in 2018, but it has been downhill for him since then as he had to overcome an Achilles injury that made him miss action for six months.

Hudson-Odoi may have madre three appearances for the Three Lions, but he is still eligible to represent Ghana as his three international caps all came before he was 21. He would now need to wait to make an application until three years after his last outing for England before he can be eligible to switch allegiance to Ghana.

Therefore any application for a switch can only be made after November next year, just before the 2022 World Cup.

Some time ago, Hudson-Odoi called Ghana his home and admitted he’s open for anything.

He said: “I think obviously when you’re young, you have the opportunity to play for England throughout all the years, from under 15 to under 16 all the way up.

“When they obviously gave me the opportunity to come I was in the country already.

“It’s something that I already had in my mind, set on already playing for England.”

“So it was the thing obviously choosing Ghana or England, and at the end of the day I said I always had the right people around me who always advise me – what’s right, what’s wrong. England came and I said ‘Yeah, let me go and play for my country.

“But I said Ghana is my home as well, so we’ll see, we’ll see. You’ll never know, so.”

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