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

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 in all his priorities after changing into Chelsea supervisor was to make Callum Hudson-Odoi conscious of his first-team plans.

The 18-year-old wished 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.

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 received the job I made contact with him to make him conscious I need him to be a part of the plans.



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

‘It was away from me barely when it comes to the membership will cope with the contract in itself however I made it clear I need him on the membership as a result of I imagine in his expertise.

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

‘He’s received every little thing in entrance of him. We know the expertise he has, I believe there’s much more and it’s pure onerous work that may get him there.

‘Plenty of the discuss [about Hudson-Odoi leaving] was earlier than me, quite a lot of that discuss was from final season and I solely noticed it from the skin.

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 have been weren’t  persuasion, they have 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 onerous in pre-season once you speak about Tammy [Abraham], Mason [Mount] and Fikayo [Tomori].



‘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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