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message Frank Lampard 'would love' for Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea
Fred-Uganda|March. 12, 2019
Frank Lampard ‘would love’ for Callum Hudson-Odoi to remain a Chelsea player beyond the summer.
Hudson-Odoi was the subject of a £35million bid from Bayern Munich during the January transfer window.
The 18-year-old tried to force a move to the Bundesliga club but he agreed to stay at Stamford Bridge in the short term.
The forward has been frustrated with his lack of playing time under Maurizio Sarri and wants regular first-team football.
Derby County boss Lampard, who made 648 appearances for the Blues, told talkSPORT: “Firstly, I’d love him to stay at Chelsea.
“He needs to be doing everything to get in that team. Is he working hard and is he developing every day in training and trying to improve? I don’t know him that well but I’m sure that’s the standard at Chelsea he’s going by himself.
“Every minute he gets on the pitch he needs to be doing everything he can.
“I understand Chelsea fans want to see more of him and he has to do everything he can to give himself the chance of minutes.
“I think at the end of the season he will look back and think what can I do with my career. It’s a mad one because a young English player at Chelsea at that age then you really want him to sign that long-term contract.
“I hope it can be agreed that he can stay at Chelsea.”
Hudson-Odoi has made 17 appearances for the Blues this season, mostly from the substitutes bench, and has scored four goals.
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