Chelsea really do find themselves in a dangerous predicament dealing with Callum Hudson-Odoi right now.
As the youngster keeps making impressive inroads into the collective footballing conscious, despite not getting many chances from Maurizio Sarri, his stock in Europe is raising with each passing month.
At first, only Bayern Munich seemed hell-bent on signing him over the course of the winter window. Indeed, while the Blues did well to hold off interest then, things may be getting more difficult.
That’s because, after witnessing his sour situation, multiple Premier League giants have also taken up interest. Liverpool (according to BILD) and Manchester United (as per the Daily Mail) are understood to be watching Hudson-Odoi, which is worrying news for Chelsea.
Before things go horribly wrong, Chelsea need to come up with a plan. Whether it’s selling him to a club outside the Premier League or convincing Sarri to revolve his game around him, they can’t let such a talented player fall into the wrong hands.
Hudson-Odoi’s sharp development is solid proof of him being on course to become something very special very soon. We’ve been here before with Chelsea, Mo Salah and Kevin De Bruyne, so there’s enough precedent right there to be trying to keep him at all costs.
While it remains to be seen whether that unfolds, letting him leave for either Premier League rival would be suicide. They’d automatically boost Liverpool and Manchester United’s attack and give them a huge push in the title race. It’d be a move similar to Arsenal selling a peak Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2013.
Hudson-Odoi might not make an instant impact like the Dutchman, but in the long term, he could be decisive towards leading them towards the Premier League. The Blues need to respect the rising youngster and allow him to lead them to future success.
Selling him would be gifting what could be their trophies to another Premier League rival.
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