Callum Hudson-Odoi explains why he decided to stay at Chelsea amid Bayern Munich interest

Callum Hudson-Odoi shakes hands with Frank Lampard after Chelsea's draw with Ajax
is stuffed with reward for Chelsea supervisor Frank Lampard (Picture: Getty)

Callum Hudson-Odoi has admitted that the important thing issue behind his determination to stay at Chelsea and signal a long-term contract with the membership was the arrival of Frank Lampard as supervisor.

The 19-year-old handed in a switch request final January amid interest from Bayern Munich after struggling to maintain down a daily first-team place below Lampard’s predecessor Maurizio Sarri.

Hudson-Odoi was getting into the ultimate yr of his contract heading into this season however regardless of hypothesis linking him with a transfer elsewhere, he signed a five-year deal value a reported £120,000 per week in September.

Callum Hudson-Odoi playing for Chelsea against Ajax
Hudson-Odoi has featured usually below Lampard this season (Picture: Getty)

The England worldwide has featured ten instances below Lampard this time period after recovering from a severe Achilles tendon harm and he praised his supervisor for putting belief in youth.

‘Him coming here is a big feeling for all of us because he was talking before about how he likes young players and I had an idea in my head that if he comes here it will be great for us,’ he informed BT Sport.



‘As soon as he came I thought ‘yep this is it’. I had a number of chats with him and thought that is good, I need to stay right here.’

Lampard was unable to make any new signings throughout the summer season due to Chelsea’s switch ban however he replenished the squad with academy graduates, lots of whom had been on mortgage elsewhere final season.

It has labored out completely for Chelsea with Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori establishing themselves as first-team regulars and Hudson-Odoi and Reece James additionally that includes prominently in latest weeks.