Callum Hudson-Odoi & Chelsea
Remember when Bayern Munich tried to sign Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi in January?
Back then many assumed that Bayern would land the English teenager, as he was struggling for minutes at Stamford Bridge.
In the end, Chelsea managed to resist Bayern’s advances for Hudson-Odoi, as the winger was slowly introduced into Maurizio Sarri’s XI.
Unfortunately for Hudson-Odoi, his season ended early when he suffered an ACL injury.
The England international is now set for several months on the sidelines.
Hudson-Odoi’s new Chelsea deal lined-up
According to the Evening Standard on Wednesday, Hudson-Odoi is now ready to commit his long-term future to Chelsea:
Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to hand Chelsea a major boost and sign a new five-year contract to stay at the club.
Standard Sport understands Chelsea have made a major breakthrough in negotiations and the 18-year-old is set to commit his long-term future to the club.
It’s also reported that Hudson-Odoi’s salary could go up to 100,000 pounds a week.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) June 5, 2019
Callum Hudson-Odoi videos
Eden Hazard & Real Madrid
So when will Hudson-Odoi put pen to paper on his new Chelsea deal?
The Evening Standard suggest it’ll only happen after Eden Hazard joins Real Madrid:
It is believed one of the plans in place is to finalise things soon after Eden’s Hazard’s expected move to Real Madrid is completed, so that it will give the fans some positive news after the bitter disappointment of seeing the much loved Belgian depart.
One of the reasons for waiting until the Hazard deal is completed, is that Hudson-Odoi may inherit the Chelsea #10 shirt.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will sign a new five year contract. The signing and confirmation is likely to be after Eden leaves as there is a huge possibility he will be getting the number ten shirt #CHOstays #CHO10 #OneOfOurOwn ✍🏾 (did the hashtag work?
— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) June 5, 2019
Eden Hazard’s Chelsea exit analysis
“I don’t think Chelsea can give him what he deserves.”
“There is a ceiling he can go much higher than.”
“He can win the Ballon d’Or at Real Madrid.”
Cesc Fabregas says now is definitely the time for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea… pic.twitter.com/XzvmdCbAFQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 29, 2019
Madrid have already now spent over €160m this summer – on Rodrygo, Militao & Jovic. Good chance that under both La Liga and UEFA financial rules they have to sell [Bale or James] before signing [Hazard or Pogba].
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) June 4, 2019
Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta on Eden Hazard: ‘He has never been a selfish person. He always had his dream to play for Real Madrid, but we’ll see what happens. He has been amazing for us, I hope he still wins trophies in Real Madrid’ pic.twitter.com/KTxwmSN8ut
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) May 30, 2019