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Frank Lampard reveals how he prevented Callum Hudson-Odoi from leaving Chelsea

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Callum Hudson-Odoi signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea this week
signed a brand new five-year contract with Chelsea this week (Getty)

Frank Lampard has revealed that one among his priorities after changing into Chelsea supervisor was to make Callum Hudson-Odoi conscious of his first-team plans.

The 18-year-old needed to depart Chelsea within the January switch window and Bayern Munich had a number of affords rejected for the winger.

Hudson-Odoi’s deal was resulting from expire on the finish of the season however he has now ended hypothesis over his future by signing a brand new five-year contract.

And Lampard has revealed how he was eager to emphasize to Hudson-Odoi that he is an enormous a part of Chelsea’s future.

‘I spoke to Callum in pre-season in Dublin,’ stated Lampard.

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COBHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground on September 19, 2019 in Cobham, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
Hudson-Odoi is again in coaching with Chelsea (Getty Images)

‘Pretty a lot as quickly as I acquired the job I made contact with him to make him conscious I would like him to be a part of the plans.

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‘He’s a younger lad who has come via the academy right here, membership’s labored laborious with him, he’s labored laborious to get one foot within the first staff, for me it simply really feel it was what all people needed.

‘It was away from me barely by way of the membership will cope with the contract in itself however I made it clear I would like him on the membership as a result of I consider in his expertise.

‘I additionally know {that a} five-year contract is signed the laborious work actually begins for him.

‘He’s acquired every part in entrance of him. We know the expertise he has, I believe there may be much more and it’s pure laborious work that may get him there.

‘Quite a lot of the speak [about Hudson-Odoi leaving] was earlier than me, lots of that speak was from final season and I solely noticed it from the surface.

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Frank Lampard was desperate to stop Callum Hudson-Odoi from leaving Chelsea
was determined to cease Hudson-Odoi from leaving Chelsea (Getty Images)

‘The solely conversations I had had been weren’t  persuasion, they had been simply how I see it on the membership.

‘Hopefully he can take a look at the opposite youthful gamers getting their alternatives, which aren’t simply handed on a plate, they’re handed as a result of they deserved them as a result of they labored so laborious in pre-season whenever you speak about Tammy [Abraham], Mason [Mount] and Fikayo [Tomori].

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‘There’s a pleasant factor for him to see and hopefully he’ll be hungry for and now it’s signed and sealed we will put that to mattress and get to work.’

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