Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri feels that the club must sell some of their wingers to keep teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi at the club.
A lot has been said regarding the winger’s future at the club. Earlier, it seemed like Hudson-Odoi would join Bayern Munich after he put in a transfer request. However, Chelsea rejected his request.
Hudson-Odoi is not happy with his limited playing time at Chelsea and thus, wants to leave the club. However, Chelsea want to keep the teenager as he is a very talented footballer and can be useful in the longer run.
However, Chelsea have some quality wingers already and thus, Hudson-Odoi is unable to find adequate playing time.
Hudson-Odoi scored a goal in last night’s win over Malmo FF. Following the match, Sarri praised his performance.
When asked what Hudson-Odoi needed to do to get a Premier League start, the Italian responded, “You need to understand that, in the same position, we have Pedro, Willian and Hazard, so it’s not easy for a young player to play with the consistency with his team-mates.
I want to remind you that Callum, with this one, played 14 matches. There isn’t in England another 18-year-old player with 14 matches in the first-team. So I think that we are using him in the right way at the moment.
Of course, the 20 matches this season will be 30 matches in the next, and 40 in two years. Also, I think that the club has to decide. If I am at the club and I want Callum on the club consistently, I have to sell another winger. Otherwise the manager is in trouble.”
Chelsea next play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
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