Antonio Rudiger has told Sky Sports that Callum Hudson-Odoi did approach him for advice about Germany.
The Chelsea winger has been subjected to strong public interest from Bayern Munich who have reportedly placed three bids for him already. Chelsea are keen to keep their asset but lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge could mean that Chelsea will lose the player to Bayern.
Rudiger, who is a German international, was asked by Hudson-Odoi about how the country is and how the football is there.
He said: “Of course, he asked me about Germany. It was just a general question from him to know, because he is still young. I can advise him. But, at the end of the day, he decides about his future.”
“He can develop as well here. You can see it from both sides. Of course, he can develop in Germany as well, and don’t forget Bayern Munich is also a big club. I wish him all the best, but for me I just wish he stays with us. Of course, as a young player, it’s very important to play. Where it is? I hope it will be here.”
Rudiger added: “To be honest, of all the young players I have seen at Chelsea, he is the shooting star for me. He has all the tools to become a big player, but he has to work a lot. I think for him everything is going very well at the moment.”
Rudiger stayed true to his profession while advising but will Hudson-Odoi stay true to the club where he has grown up?