Callum Hudson-Odoi has revealed that Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper played a key role in his decision to sign at the City Ground.
The winger completed a move from Chelsea on the final day of the summer transfer window.
After returning from a loan spell at Bayer Leverkusen last season, Hudson-Odoi was linked with a host of clubs including Fulham and Crystal Palace.
But having won the U17 World Cup under the guidance of former England youth boss Cooper in 2017, the 22-year-old opted for a move to Nottingham.
Hudson-Odoi told The Telegraph: ‘There were a lot of different places I could have ended up at, but once ‘Coops’ made the call my head was straight here.
‘He definitely brought the best out of me with England.
‘The big thing about him is how he understands players, on and off the pitch. He’s always making sure that you’re mentally right and comfortable, and free in what you do.
Hudson-Odoi’s Nottingham Forest debut saw him score a stunning goal against Burnley, and he aims to continue delivering exciting performances for his new club under the guidance of Cooper.