If Chelsea Youngster Wants To Leave Then They should Sell Him This Month

Goal.com are reporting that Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has handed in a transfer request in a bid to secure a move to German giants Bayern Munich this month.

If it’s true that the eighteen year has officially stated his desire to leave Stamford Bridge, then I feel the Blues would be best served in selling the player to the Bundesliga side.

By holding onto him they risk having a very upset and disgruntled talent within their ranks. They’ll also get more money for the player in this window as he’ll enter the last twelve months of his contract when the summer arrives.

Chelsea could be best placed by setting a fee for Hudson-Odoi, say £40m, and also get Bayern to agree in giving them first refusal on the player or insert a buy-back clause.

The issue is that Bayern Munich are promising to make Hudson-Odoi one of their stars as they start a rebuild job in 2019. The Telegraph have said that the German side have also offered the youngster the much coveted number ten jersey, when Arjen Robben leaves the club in the summer.

Hudson-Odoi will have noticed the success that Jadon Sancho has had in Germany, since he left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

Sancho, also eighteen years old, has now played in thirty-six games for Dortmund. His sparkling form has seen him hit the net six times in the league during this campaign. The youngster also has nine assists to his name and that’s more than any other player in the German top flight this season.

Jadon’s also been fast tracked into the England senior set-up and won his first international caps last year.

In total, Jadon Sancho has played 1203 minutes of top flight football this season and Callum’s only managed 61 minutes and is yet to start a Premier League game for Chelsea this term.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri knows the potential Hudson-Odoi has (Via The Metro):

‘As a winger, he has to improve in the defensive phase, but he has the potential to become a very important player, not only for English football I think but for European football.’

But the fact is that the Italian coach hasn’t done enough to show the youngster that he’s got a clear pathway into the starting line-up.

At times Pedro has been injured, Willian has been inconsistent and Eden Hazard has been used as a false nine but Hudson-Odoi has still been starved of first team starts in the league.

It’s easy to see why Callum would have his head turned if Bayern Munich are offering him first team football and his peer Sancho has shown him that the Bundesliga is a league that will give you opportunities.

Sarri and Chelsea had their chances this term to play him and show faith in him but they’ve not done it nearly enough to keep him happy. Now he’s resisting new wealthy contract offers to stay at Stamford Bridge.

It’s seems that Chelsea need to cut their losses and move yet another talented young player on because they can’t provide the game time needed to help progress that potential.

No player is bigger than the club and Chelsea shouldn’t keep a player there against his will.

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