Sky Sports (h/t Mirror) reports that Callum Hudson-Odoi has submitted a transfer request as he looks to join German giants Bayern Munich. The 18-year-old is set to reject an offer of £85,000-per-week from Chelsea, as per the report.
The 18-year-old has found starts hard to come by under Maurizio Sarri this season. Hudson-Odoi has mostly played in the Europa League. The attacker has seen several other English youngsters perform well in the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho starring for league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
This would come as a bit of a blow to Chelsea given that Hudson-Odoi is one of the brightest talents we have in the team. However, the money Bayern are willing to provide is a decent sum. The Chelsea youngster is yet to prove his match-winning abilities for the senior side.
The Blues have been hit and miss under Sarri this season but reached the finals of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shootout win over Tottenham. Several Chelsea fans weren’t sure of what to make of the deal, with many wanting the club to sell while some lashed out on the player.
Just sell CHO to Leipzig with a buyback, we’ll get less money now but can easily get him back when he inevitably becomes world class
— M🇮🇹 (@TacticalCFC) January 26, 2019
Ice cold. Afro. Brazilian flair. Elite workrate. Hates Tottenham. Given no chance by Chelsea fans. PL champion.
Enough of this CHO kid. pic.twitter.com/pubWFpBUIF
— Lav (@LavCFC) January 26, 2019
I’m fine with CHO staying or leaving, let him do what he feels best for him. But I find it very disrespectful to hand in a transfer request so late Into the window to try and push for something which we can’t react quickly if he goes.If ur unhappy whys it taken this long #cfc
— CFC Daily (@CFCDaily) January 26, 2019
Just sell CHO and buy Pepe. I’m tired of this now.
— 🍋 (@OlIyCFC) January 26, 2019
We adore Callum Hudson-Odoi as fans. Chelsea loves the idea of a golden boy prospect in Callum too.
But if he really has handed in a request to leave.. he clearly doesn’t love us or the club back.
— ᴺᴷ7 (@NGoloFC) January 26, 2019
Fair play to Hudson-Odoi, and I don’t know this for sure, but I also have a feeling that the £ on offer elsewhere, along with first team football, might have something to do with it… #CFC
— Tom McDermott (@MrTomMcDermott) January 26, 2019
The only thing I will say about Hudson-Odoi is look at the likes of Kakuta, Solanke, McEachran etc the grass isn’t always greener on the other side #CFC
— Richard Lavender (@Lavender_901) January 26, 2019
I can’t lie I’m massively gutted with Hudson-Odoi going. Sarri and Conte misused him and he’s incredibly impatient and short sighted. However if a Stamford Bridge crowd is chanting “we want you to stay” to an 18 year old and he still wants to go, let him. #cfc
— Danny Busciglio (@DBusciglio) January 26, 2019