Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has made a clear statement of intent on Bayern Munich target Callum Hudson-Odoi, revealing he wants him to stay at the Blues and the club have given assurances he won’t be sold.
In quotes to the press via BBC Football, manager Maurizio Sarri also stated that Callum Hudson-Odoi won’t be promised any more game time despite links to the German champions, and reports that the 18-year old had submitted a transfer request.
“It’s impossible to promise him that he will play every match, because it depends on the situation.”
“He’s improving. I think he’ll be the future of our club. He will be the future of English football.”
Chelsea have reportedly told Maurizio Sarri that they won’t sell Hudson-Odoi and the manager reiterated the message, while also sending a message to any interested clubs in January and beyond to this summer’s transfer window;
“The club told me he’s out of the market [in January] for sure and probably he will be out of the market in July.”
“On the pitch he’s doing very well. I’m really very happy with him.”
“I’m not very happy with the situation, but I know very well that every big team here in England has the same problem.”
“It’s not easy to keep these young players. He is of course one of the best 18-year-old players in Europe, so it’s very, very difficult.”
Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the second of Chelsea’s goals in a 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup on Sunday, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him drop back to the bench for the trip to Bournemouth in the Premier League tomorrow.