Callum Hudson-Odoi finally signs bumper new five-year Chelsea contract


Callum Hudson-Odoi has finally penned a new five-year contract with Chelsea .

Hudson-Odoi agreed a bumper deal £100,000-a-week deal earlier this summer to fend off interest from Bayern Munich.

The Blues youngster handed in a transfer request just six months ago in an attempt to force through a move to the German champions.

But Frank Lampard managed to persuade Hudson-Odoi to pledge his future to his boyhood club.

“It’s an amazing feeling,’ Hudson-Odoi said after signing his contract.

“It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.

Hudson-Odoi has penned a new deal at Chelsea

“I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well. As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back.’

The deal is believed to be full of incentives, which could see him earn around £50million by the time the deal expires in five years’ time.

Hudson-Odoi was convinced that he would have to follow the likes of Jadon Sancho to the Bundesliga to help him fulfil his potential.

Hudson-Odoi will be at Chelsea for the next five years

But conversations with Lampard, who has shown clear faith in youth this season, have convinced him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

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Hudson-Odoi is yet to feature for Chelsea’s senior ranks this season after suffering a serious Achilles injury at the end of last season.

But he has since been back in Under-23 action and is expected to make his Premier League return in the coming weeks.

Hudson-Odoi scored five goals in 24 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea last season but it was the lack of trust shown in the biggest games by then-manager Maurizio Sarri that put a huge cloud on his long-term prospects at the club.

Hudson-Odoi was injured towards the end of last season

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Lampard was quick to sing Hudson-Odoi’s praises when he was named boss, describing him as a “huge player” at the club.

“I am not going to say things that are pie in the sky but, with his talent, he can be central to this team, he can be central to England,” Lampard said at the time.

“He can show, right here at Chelsea, the team he came through the academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player – because I truly believe that.”

Fellow youngsters Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also signed Chelsea extensions in the summer.





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