Hudson-Odoi not ready for Premier League says Sarri
Callum Hudson-Odoi is one of the hottest prospects currently honing his craft at Chelsea.
The 18-year-old has made 31 appearances for Chelsea’s under-18 side, in which he has scored 16 and assisted 10.
Hudson-Odoi has also played 21 times for Chelsea’s under-23 side, scoring 11 and assisting six in that time.
The young attacker has also already made nine appearances for Chelsea’s first-team.
Five of those nine games came this season under Chelsea’s new boss, Maurizio Sarri.
Hudson-Odoi’s most impressive display for Chelsea came in the Europa League vs PAOK Thessaloniki.
Chelsea would come away 4-0 winners and Hudson-Odoi would score one and assist one.
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After his impressive display vs PAOK, many people expected Sarri to start giving Hudson-Odoi a chance in the league.
However, Sarri has stated that he is not ready to play in the Premier League:
“I don’t know if he is able for the Premier League at 18, especially in a big team.
“If he’s already ready now to make a difference in the team like Chelsea, he would be the best player in Europe in two years.”
Dortmund want Callum Hudson-Odoi in January
However, Borussia Dortmund clearly do not agree with Sarri’s assessment of Hudson-Odoi as they are reportedly going to try and sign the youngster in January.
Hudson-Odoi’s current deal runs out in 2020 and with his first-team chances limited at Chelsea, he could well be open to a move to Germany.
Dortmund have already had great success poaching young English talent from big clubs as they signed Jadon Sancho from Man City.
At just 18 years of age, Sancho is a key member of Dortmund’s first-team who currently sit top of the Bundesliga.
Sancho has scored seven and assisted 10 in 24 games this season and it seems Dortmund are hopeful of having similar success with Hudson-Odoi.
Chelsea are said to be trying to tie down Hudson-Odoi to a new five-year deal. But unless his game time is increased, Hudson-Odoi will unlikely be willing to stay at Stamford Bridge.