Manchester United have emerged as surprise contenders to lure Callum Hudson-Odoi away from Chelsea, according to betting syndicate Ladbrokes.
The story surrounding the future of gifted starlet Hudson-Odoi was one of the talking points of the January transfer window.
After reportedly becoming frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities at Chelsea, the teenage winger was heavily-linked with a potential January move away from Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi’s current deal with the Blues is due to expire in the summer of 2020, with Chelsea desperate to secure the long-term future of the club’s most high-profile youth product.
Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were the club most persistently-touted as a potential destination for Hudson-Odoi during the winter transfer window, with the Bavarians having seen as many as 4 bids rejected for the explosive teen.
And, despite Maurizio Sarri having handed more regular playing time to Hudson-Odoi over the last couple of months, the Chelsea starlet, who also made his competitive senior debut for England last week, is nevertheless continuing to be linked with a summer transfer.
18y 135d – Callum Hudson-Odoi is the youngest player in the history of the England national team to win his first cap in a competitive match (18y 135d), breaking the record held by Duncan Edwards since April 1955 (18y 183d). Talent. pic.twitter.com/0ofYu68bsf
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 22, 2019
Man United join the fray
Liverpool have been named as keen admirers of the attacker’s talents over the last couple of weeks, but, as per the aforementioned update courtesy of Ladbrokes this afternoon, another of Chelsea’s Premier League rivals have emerged as a leading contender for Hudson-Odoi’s signature.
The outfit in question are Manchester United.
As per Alex Apati of Ladbrokes:
‘Three European heavyweights look like they’ll be doing battle for Hudson-Odoi’s signature this summer. Bayern have headed the betting for some time now, but we’re not yet ruling out a shock move to Man United.’
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Callum Hudson-Odoi Next Club:
Bayern – 6/4
Man United – 3/1
Barcelona – 7/2
Chelsea happy to pay Callum Hudson-Odoi over £5m-a-year