Bayern Munich make £35 million bid for Chelsea wonder kid Hudson-Odoi
- Updated: January 9, 2019
Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi has been the center of the biggest transfer battle this January Transfer window. German giants Bayern Munich are keen on luring the youngster to play in the Bundesliga and have made a fourth bid for the 18-year-old in the range of £35 million this increases the pressure on Chelsea to sell their wonder kid.
Chelsea who do not succumb to the pressure of money are yet to accept the offer and are hoping to extend the contract of the 18-year-old, however, have failed to come to an agreement with Hudson-Odoi who is reportedly growing frustrated with the lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi who started Chelsea’s first leg semi-final of the League Cup semi-final against Tottenham was their best player on the pitch and the Blues are now desperate to keep hold of him. Mounting injuries and lack of goals from their strikers are also adding to the pressure of keeping every attacking talent they have.
Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his current contract and if he doesn’t sign a new extension, the offer from Bayern Munich is too good to pass up. The likes of Juventus, Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund are also reportedly keen on the youngster, but it is Bayer Munich who are leading the race and are willing to offer the youngster the number 10 shirt as well. Bayern who are set to lose both Ribery and Robben at the end of the season are looking or rebuild their squad.
Chelsea are trying their best to ward off interest in Hudson-Odoi with both coaches Maurizio Sarri and Gianfranco Zola heaping praise on the youngster and urging him to stay with Chelsea.
“I don’t think so, because he’s an English player, he’s very young. He has the future and I think he has a very great future here, with the national team and with Chelsea. I think to stay here is better for him. I know, for me, he is a very important player. He’s young, but he’s improving. He played really well in the last match” Chelsea boss Sarri told reporters at the Blues Cobham Training Centre.
Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac has confirmed that the Bavarians are keeping a tab on the Blues youngster.
“Hudson-Odoi is from the same year as Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, which was very successful. It is completely normal that we are aware of and are following the player. For if and when something will happen you will have to ask Brazzo (Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic)” Kovac told reporters.