Chelsea’s English youth International isn’t short of big offers, reportedly facing fresh interest from German giants.
As the story about Eden Hazard possibly making a move to Real Madrid following the return of Zinedine Zidane as manager at the Bernabeu. The news comes repeatedly as blues are facing constant rumours stories. The 28year old Belgium forward exit looks more likely. The transfer saga between the player and Real Madrid has been going on for years now and with Zinedine Zidane back in charge of the club, and Hazard out of contract in just over a year’s time, Chelsea may have to cash in on the Belgian star.
However, Chelsea is determined not to lose both the players, despite Bayern supposedly preparing a Premier League-record bid for Hudson-Odoi for the summer after missing out on him in January, according to the reports. Chelsea is set to insist on keeping Callum Hudson-Odoi at the club if Eden Hazard completes his move to Real Madrid in the summer.
The Blues fought off multiple bids from Bayern Munich in the January window to keep the 18-year-old England Under-21 star in west London. But in spite of the failed move in January, it is believed that Hudson-Odoi still has his heart set on a move to the Allianz Arena in the summer given Jadon Sancho’s example of success in Germany.
This is far from ideal for Chelsea, who will surely have to be prepared to make the England youth international their first choice in attack instead of chasing a big-money signing to replace Hazard. The Belgium international will be hard to replace at Stamford Bridge, and it’s not like Chelsea to place so much trust in their academy players.
Also, it seems clear Hudson-Odoi would not be short of big offers from elsewhere, so if Chelsea wants him to stay, that might be what it takes. The player is also linked with Paris Saint-Germain as admirers of the talented 18-year-old, who has shone whenever used by Maurizio Sarri this season mainly in the Europa League.
The Blues cannot get their transfer ban delayed and are not able to sign players until next summer, Hudson-Odoi will be expected to get many more minutes than he has received this campaign. With contract negotiations stalled between the club and the teenager, more time on the pitch may just keep Hudson-Odoi happy to be around for the long run.
It is unlikely that Chelsea would get rid of two important attacking players with a transfer ban on the horizon. Hudson-Odoi has racked up five goals and four assists in 18 appearances for the first-team this season, but even then Chelsea doesn’t give him much team action as the player would like. Whereas, Chelsea will accept no less than £100m for their star man though, and if a deal is struck Hudson-Odoi would be insisted to stay.