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John Terry Could Use Chelsea Links To Secure Aston Villa Signing

Terry playing in the Villa colours last season
Terry playing in the Villa colours last season

John Terry is set to use his links and reputation in the English game to bring in some top talent to Aston Villa, where he has just taken up a post as assistant manager. Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is top of his list according to Talksport and could be a fantastic signing for the Championship side.

Hudson-Odoi has not featured for the Blues this season, despite appearing in the Community Shield at Wembley in the summer and has found game time hard to come by under new boss Maurizio Sarri.

Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham is already plying his trade at Villa Park, which gives the 17-year-old a familiar face, if he does choose to link up with his former teammate in the West Midlands. Abraham is one of 39 players currently out on loan from Stamford Bridge, with the club being heavily criticised in the past for its brutal treatment of young prospects.

Hudson-Odoi would of course not be allowed to join Villa until January 1, when the transfer window re-opens. He currently has one goal and one assist for Chelsea’s reserves this season but has been included and training with Chelsea’s first-team squad this season, despite the fact that he is yet to make his league debut.

This has lead bosses at Chelsea to believe that a loan deal will be the best option for the young star, who is thought to be in the Blues’ future first-team plans. Having seen how Aston Villa have treated Tammy Abraham and the progress he is making, they seem happy to let Hudson-Odoi join up with the Villians and further his career.

The Londoner can also look to the example of Mason Mount, his Chelsea clubmate who dropped down a division to link up with Frank Lampard at Derby County and has just received an England call-up, as an example of what such a move can do for a young players career if executed in the right way.

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