Sarri insists that Hudson-Odoi should stay at Chelsea amidst Bayern interest
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri feels that making a move to Bayern Munich won’t be a good idea for 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi and his interest would be best served by staying put at Stamford Bridge.
Hudson-Odoi is currently one of the highly-rated youngsters in English football, playing a vital role in England’s U17 World Cup triumph in 2017.
The 18-year-old has been on the periphery of Chelsea’s first-team for more than a year now but he has made only 3 appearances in the Premier League so far.
Reports suggest that he is not prepared to put pen to paper on a new deal unless he is given assurances over his playtime and Bayern Munich, very much alert to the situation, want to lure him away with a lucrative contract.
When asked whether he thinks joining Bayern would be a good move for Hudson-Odoi, Sarri told reporters: “I don’t think so, because he’s an English player, he’s very young.
“He has the future and I think he has a very great future here, with the national team and with Chelsea. I think to stay here is better for him.
“I know, for me, he is a very important player. He’s young, but he’s improving. He played really well in the last match.
“He was in trouble against Watford, but only because of a hamstring problem. He is improving, I’m very happy with him. I don’t know the situation with the club, but I’m happy with the player.”
Despite making his opinion clear in public, Sarri has not tried to impose his thoughts on Hudson-Odoi himself, because he feels it is not his business.
“No, because I’m not in charge of these things [transfers],” he said. “I don’t want to talk to a player about things that have nothing to do with me.
“I want to only talk to him about the pitch, movements in the defensive phase and I’m very happy, because he’s improving in the defensive phase a lot in the last months.”