Callum Hudson-Odoi signs new long-term Chelsea contract

Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new long-term contract with Chelsea, the club have confirmed. 

Although the exact details of his deal haven’t been published, the Daily Mail reports that the youngster has signed a five-year contract worth more than £100,000-a-week.

It makes him one of the highest-paid teenagers in the Premier League

The news will be welcomed by Chelsea fans, especially as the 18-year-old’s future has been in doubt for some time. 

Hudson-Odoi was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich in January, but the Blues were able to hold off that interest by offering their starlet first-team opportunities under Maurizio Sarri.

The youngster suffered an unfortunate injury to his Achilles tendon back in April which prematurely ended his 2018/19 season and pretty much killed any chance of a summer move away. 

While he was sidelined, it’s reported that Chelsea were desperately trying to push a deal across the line and that has finally been signed. 

Hudson-Odoi is also now returning to full fitness, having featured for his club’s development side last week. 

He’s expected to be in contention to play against Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday. 

After breaking into the first-team last season, the teenager can become one of Chelsea’s most important players over the next few years. 

Five goals in 24 appearances got fans seriously excited about his potential and under the management of Frank Lampard, he’s expected to get even better. 

His club form earned him an England call-up back in March and he became his nation’s youngest debutant at the age of 18 years and 135 days. That beat Duncan Edwards’ previous record, set back in 1955.

In an interview back in August, Hudson-Odoi confirmed that his future lies at Chelsea and now he’s set to spend at least the next five years at Stamford Bridge. 

“You dream of being a professional as a kid, especially at the club I’ve now been at for so long and I’m now fulfilling that dream,” he said. 

“It’s the boyhood club I’ve always loved and played for, so I’ve always felt that that dream is there. Now I just want to carry on and keep going.”

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