Callum Hudson-Odoi agrees new Chelsea deal – BBC

Posted Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by 101 GREAT GOALS

Callum Hudson-Odoi agrees new Chelsea deal – BBC

As per a report from the BBC, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea have come to an agreement on the terms of a new long-term contract.

Chelsea prodigy

English starlet Hudson-Odoi enjoyed a breakout season at Stamford Bridge in 2018/19.

After initially struggling for game-time under new boss Maurizio Sarri, the explosive attacker's showings in the Europa League and FA Cup soon proved too much to ignore for the Chelsea boss, amid mounting fan pressure for Hudson-Odoi to be handed a consistent run of appearances.

This subsequently saw the 18-year-old work his way into a more steady role in Sarri's plans, with the now-former Blues' boss having confirmed towards the end of March that Hudson-Odoi was ready to start in '75 to 80%' of Chelsea's fixtures:

He adds that in the near future, Hudson-Odoi is likely to start in 75 to 80 per cent of the games. #CARCHE

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 29, 2019

'We as a club want him to stay'

And, though an untimely injury saw the wide-man's season ended prematurely, Hudson-Odoi is nevertheless viewed as a crucial part of Chelsea's future.

This, meanwhile, is certainly a sentiment shared by new Blues' boss Frank Lampard.

Speaking to the media this day last week, Lampard was questioned on the possibility of Hudson-Odoi extending his current deal, which is set to expire next summer.

The Chelsea legend explained:

'With Callum of course I want him to sign and stay 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.'

Hudson-Odoi staying put

And, as per the aforementioned update courtesy of the BBC, Lampard looks set to have his wish granted imminently.

Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea are said to have reached an agreement on the terms of a new 5-year contract.

The deal will see the wide-man secure wages of £100,000-per-week, with Hudson-Odoi expected to put pen-to-paper before the beginning of the new season.

The influence of new boss Lampard, meanwhile, reportedly proved crucial in negotiations:

Callum Hudson-Odoi has agreed a new Chelsea contract.

He's going nowhere.


— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 23, 2019

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