Callum Hudson-Odoi is easily one of the most talented youngsters in the English Premier League right now and it looks like he is going to stay at Chelsea.
The winger has now entered the final year of his contract with the Blues and a number of clubs have shown interest in signing him with Bayern Munich coming pretty close to signing him at one point in time.
But Frank Lampard recently sang praises of the youngster highlighting the fact that Callum Hudson-Odoi is will be playing a key role for Chelsea next season.
“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,” said the manager.
“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.
“I will pay a lot of care and attention to Callum – because of the contractual position he is in – to try to get him to stay, and not with any lies or any false statements to him.
“That, of course, goes to a decision between him and the club and I am not involved in the financial negotiations, but I can certainly tell him how I see it and I see him being a huge player for us.”
Now it is being claimed that Callum Hudson-Odoi is pleased Lampard’s words and is confident that the new deal will be wrapped up pretty soon.
The BBC are reporting: “Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi is hopeful a new deal can be agreed in the next few weeks after positive words from new manager Frank Lampard.
“The 18-year-old has one year of his contract remaining and handed in a transfer request in January.
“But Lampard said he wants the England international to stay, which BBC Sport understands has encouraged the player.”
Right now Callum Hudson-Odoi is recovering from an achilles tendon rupture and he could miss the first few games of the 2019-20 season.