Reports have come out lately that Hudson-Odoi who is currently undergoing rehabilitation from an injury he sustained at the later stages of last season is set to sign a new 5-year contract at Chelsea worth about £100,000-a-week which could rise to about £180,000-a-week. So many rumours had been flying around concerning Hudson-Odoi’s future at Chelsea ever since the German Champions Bayern Munich came knocking for the signature of the teenager who has shown that he is a real talent and can become one of the best players in Europe. This move by several bids from Bayern had created a lot of talking points and uncertainty concerning the player, whether he will remain at Chelsea or will be tempted to want to play for the German champions in the Bundesliga that saw his fellow mate Sancho make a name for himself and got a lot of recognition.
However it is believed that the appointment of Frank Lampard as the new Chelsea manager might have had a positive effect on the player’s decision to wanting to remain at the club, as Lampard has shown admiration for not only the 18-year-old winger but also made it clear that he will be playing close attention to the youths and will definitely give chances to the youths who prove that they are worthy to play in the first team.
As we all know already that Chelsea lost a very important player in Hazard to Real Madrid and also Chelsea’s inability to sign any new players due to the current transfer ban situation, so losing another quality player in the same window was a no-no for Lampard and Chelsea, and also means that the teenager will most likely be a regular for Frank Lampard's team.
The latest reports on Hudson-Odoi agreeing to sign a new long term contract at Chelsea has really excited most of the Chelsea fans as they keen to see how the union between him and Pulisic who is another quality young player, pans out when he hits the ground running again. This is great news for Chelsea as is a player that has a lot of potentials to become a key player for Chelsea this season and beyond. With the possibility of having Hudson-Odoi on the left and Pulisic on the right, there is a huge chance for both of them to do great things at the club just like back in the days when Chelsea had wingers like Robben and Duff on the wings. Exciting times ahead for the Chelsea fans as they await Hudson-Odoi return. This post can also be found on my scorum blog
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