Hudson-Odoi will stay at Chelsea – Sarri

Written By: BBC

Hudson-Odoi has scored five goals to date for Chelsea this season

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes England international Callum Hudson-Odoi will stay with the club – and can become one of Europe’s leading players.

The 18-year-old started for England in Montenegro on Monday but is yet to begin a league match for his club.

He has been linked with Bayern Munich and in the last week more European clubs have shown interest.

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“I’m not able to say he’s going to sign a contract, but I think he’ll stay here with us in every case,” Sarri said.

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Hudson-Odoi made his senior Chelsea debut in an FA Cup tie against Newcastle in January 2018 and made a total of four substitute appearances last term.

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The academy graduate started the curtain-raising Community Shield match against Manchester City in August but his club appearances have been mainly restricted to the Europa League and domestic cup competitions this season.

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He has made 19 appearances this season, including starting four of the team’s eight Europa League matches, two FA Cup ties and one League Cup fixture.

Sarri believes the teenager’s development is being managed correctly.


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