10 Nov ‘When Lampard arrived I knew I needed to remain’ – Hudson-Odoi clarifies Bayern Munich snub
The adolescent was touted to get a change to Germany through summer time window, but chose to stay put when the new trainer returned into west London
Callum Hudson-Odoi states Frank Lampard’s yield to Chelsea played an essential part in his decision to dismiss attention from Bayern Munich earlier this season.
The 19-year old hunted a move away from Stamford Bridge in January, after growing frustrated with a lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri.
Bayern Munich were allegedly very excited on luring the gifted winger into the Allianz Arena, but Chelsea were reluctant to sanction his death.
The German winners submitted a bid of #22.5 million ($29m) in June, which the Blues refused, with Lampard drafted in to replace Sarri a month afterwards.
Hudson-Odoi finally performed a U-turn about his potential, penning a fresh long term contract with Chelsea worth 180,000 a week in September.
After recovering from an Achilles injury that had kept him out of action since April, the England international has emerged as a routine in Lampard’s lineup.
He’s explained the 41-year-old director’s return to the Bridge helped him to make up his mind to keep his development in Chelsea and snub a move to Bayern.
“Him coming this is a major feeling for each of us since he had been speaking before about the way he enjoys young players and that I had an idea in my mind that when he comes here it’ll be good for me personally,” Hudson-Odoi informed BT Sport.
“When he arrived I thought:’yep that is it’. I had a couple of chats with him thought that this is ideal, I wish to keep here.”
The adolescent has given three assists in five Premier League outings this period, while also incorporating in 3 Champions League fixtures, impressing Gareth Southgate sufficient to make an England recall this week.
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Hudson-Odoi could increase his two Lions caps in forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers from Montenegro and Kosovo, before returning to the Bridge to compete for a place in Lampard’s lineup after the global break.
The attacker came from the bench to replace Christian Pulisic to its past 10 moments of Chelsea’s 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues will return in Premier League activity on November 23, when they journey into the Etihad Stadium to face reigning champions Manchester City.