- Lampard gives Hudson-Odoi assurance of quality game time if he signs a new contract.
- Hudson-Odoi current deal will expire next year.
Chelsea Youth sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi is closing in on the final year of his contract at the Bridge, his current deal expires next year.
Bayern Munich has shown strong interest in signing the winger, though on several occasions they have failed with Chelsea rejecting multiple offers since the January transfer window of 18/19 season.
Blues academy Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Mason Mount recently penned new contracts with Chelsea this month and Lampard is hopeful that Hudson-Odoi will follow in their footsteps.
Manager Frank Lampard spoke ahead of blues game in Japan against Kawasaki Frontale on Friday:
“With Callum, of course, I want him to sign [a new deal] and stay here,”.
“I said that before I came here – just talking generally – and I said it when I first got here.
‘He’s a player who’s come through the academy, he’s a player who can be a big player for Chelsea and England. We as a club, as a whole, want him to stay, for sure. ‘I think he knows he has a manager here who wants to work with him to improve, and that takes hard work.
Nothing is given, especially when you’re 18 years of age, but with all the attributes Callum has we want him to come through at Chelsea and be a big player for us now and in the future. ‘There a few younger players now, some have signed, some I think will sign in the next month or in the early part of the season, and it’s important we move forward on that. ‘I know as a club we are doing our best from top to bottom.’
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The 41-year-old manager also added:
“I think everyone knows I have a keen eye for the academy players the club has produced,”
“And we now have a big batch of them that are fighting to get into the first team. But to be absolutely clear, they now have to make the difference.
I don’t care about age, I care about performance and how people train and how they play. Now it’s up to those young players to show what they can do.”
Savechelsea.net earlier reported Mason Mount extends his Stamford Bridge stay till 2024.
The Midfielder has signed a new five-year deal and will be joining the squad who will be travelling to Japan for Chelsea’s pre-season tour.