Bayern Munich & Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi
Is Callum Hudson-Odoi about to wave goodbye to Chelsea?
According to Sky Sports on Tuesday, Bayern Munich have tabled a fourth official bid with Chelsea for Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Bayern are meeting Chelsea’s full asking price of 35 million pounds.
It’s worth noting that Bayern’s all-time record signing is Corentin Tolisso, who cost 41 million euros.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 8, 2019
Why are Bayern willing to pay so much?
Hudson-Odoi, the 18-year-old English winger, has only featured in one Premier League match this season.
In four appearances in the Europa League he has one goal.
Hudson-Odoi also grabbed two assists last weekend as Chelsea knocked Nottingham Forest out the FA Cup.
While Hudson-Odoi has undoubted potential, he’s far from the polished product.
Bayern Munich are facing a big problem in the immediate future.
Their squad is ageing, particularly in their wide areas where Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have been operating for years.
Replacing the French and Dutch wizards isn’t going to be easy.
Bayern may have to draft in several potential replacements knowing that not all all of them may work out.
Is that where Hudson-Odoi fits into Bayern’s long term plans?
Social media reaction
If Bayern Munich sign 18-year-old England youth international Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea for €39m, he will become the third-most expensive signing in the club's history behind Corentin Tolisso (€41.5m) and Javi Martinez (€40m).
— Dale Johnson (@DaleJohnsonESPN) January 8, 2019
Bayern confident of signing Hudson-Odoi given their offer now matches original valuation. Now up to Chelsea
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 8, 2019
🎙️ @Sky_MaxB: "Hudson-Odoi has agreed terms with Bayern and is committed to join. Bayern showed him the perspective Chelsea failed to. They told him he'll be a crucial part of a new cycle at the club and gave him guarantees of game time" pic.twitter.com/pjApH45iKO
— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 7, 2019
According to this, Hudson-Odoi, Bayern and Chelsea have reached an agreement in principle. Fee is €35m. But deal is not done yet, Chelsea are trying to keep Hudson-Odoi at the club until summer. https://t.co/wM7BcnNEmL
— Alex Truica (@AlexTruica) January 8, 2019