Callum Hudson-Odoi has turned down an invitation to join the English Under 21 side as they prepare for international friendly games in September.
The 20-year-old winger was left out of the English side at the euro 2020 but has earned a callup for their U21 friendly against Romania next month.
However, the u21 boss Lee Carsley has confirmed that the player will not be part of the friendly to focus on his club football to regain the Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel’s trust.
“Callum is a player that we really like. I’ve had some really good conversations with him and his advisor, and Callum felt it wasn’t the right time for him to come with England.
“He’s stayed back at Chelsea to work on his development there. I respected the decision, and that was it, Carseley told Football London.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is yet to start for Chelsea in their two games in the English premier league.
Although the latest development wouldn’t mean much for his international senior career, Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision presents a good opening for Ghana.
Several senior personalities at the Ghana Football Association and Ministry of Youth and Sports continue to persuade the Chelsea winger to make a nationality switch and play for the Black Stars.