Jadon Sancho has encouraged Hudson-Odoi to move to the Bundesliga
Jadon Sancho has encouraged Callum Hudson-Odoi to leave Chelsea and join him in the Bundesliga.
Hudson-Odoi has been the subject of repeated biding from Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, with the German giants matching Chelsea’s valuation of the youngster with their latest bid.
The 18-year-old has been on the periphery of Chelsea’s first-team since last season but he is yet to start a game in the Premier League.
Unsure about his future at the club and may be disillusioned by Chelsea’s poor record of upbringing academy products, Hudson-Odoi has refused to put pen to paper on a new deal.
Should he swap Chelsea for Bayern, he would follow the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson, both of whom have thrived in the Bundesliga following their moves away from England.
And Sancho believes that his close friend Hudson-Odoi can take his career to a new level in the Bundesliga.
“Everyone has different pathways. Me and Callum are close friends. I know what he’s all about.
“He’s the next one I would say. He’s very good and talented, fast, good dribbling skills. And I’ve told him the Bundesliga is a nice league. I just told him to do whatever is best for him.”
Sancho also believes other young players at top-flight clubs in England should be looking to continue their careers away from the Premier League.
“I’ve told them [his former England youth team-mates] that this is a league that is keen to express the youth,” he added.
“Every young player in England wants to do well and just wants to help their families, be someone that their family can be remembered for.
“The World Cup showed everyone in England that young players are coming through and working hard to try to get a chance. My chance was to come out to Germany.
“[But] coming to Germany is not easy. People might think it’s easy because I’m doing so well, but it’s not at all.
“You have to have a strong mentality and just focus and sacrifice a lot of things like family and that’s not an easy thing to do.”
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