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Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi agrees £100,000-a-week contract with Blues

Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi agrees £100,000-a-week contract with Blues - Chelsea

Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has agreed a new five-year contract with the Blues that includes a weekly salary of £100,000-a-week.

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BBC Sport report that the 18-year-old has committed his long-term future with the west London side after encouraging talks with new manager Frank Lampard, who recently said that the winger could become central to Chelsea heading into the future.

Hudson-Odoi submitted a transfer request in the January window following strong interest from German giants Bayern Munich, in which BBC Sport claim Chelsea turned down a £35 million bid from for their prized youngster.

Despite being the subject of strong interest from a club as big as Bayern Munich, Hudson-Odoi saw little game time for Chelsea last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri, where the England international started just 11 games in total for the Blues (per Transfermarkt).

Although the teenager was reduced to just 11 starts last season, Hudson-Odoi impressed when on the pitch for Chelsea, scoring five goals and assisting another five in 24 appearances for the first-team as stats from Transfermarkt show.

With Eden Hazard gone after finally claiming his move to Real Madrid for a reported £150 million according to BBC Sport as well as the transfer ban currently looming over Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi could be in line to be part of the first-team under Lampard following this new contract and a massive hike in wage.

With no new players able to come in to replace Hazard out on the left-wing, Hudson-Odoi is seemingly being looked at by Lampard as the player to replace the Belgian superstar heading into the new season.

Indeed, his performances for both club and country last season show that the teenager is capable of playing first-team football and making an impact on the pitch, and with a big contract now looming, Hudson-Odoi could be ready to return the favour.

Chelsea fans, will Hudson-Odoi be a first-team player under Lampard? Let us know!


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