Teenager threatens Sarri over Chelsea future
After embracing the spotlight after the Europa league fixture on Thursday,Callum Hudson-Odoi has told Chelsea to grant him playing time or let him go.
The Stamford Bridge team had earlier this year rejected a new five-year deal in the summer offered by the Blues, which he is yet to sign as speculations continue to rise about his future at the Club.
The 18-year-old, who scored on his first senior start in Chelsea’s midweek Europa League win over PAOK, has made just three appearances this season.
According to The Guardian, Hudson-Odoi wants assurances from the coach on game-time before committing his long-term future to Stamford Bridge.
He has attracted interest from clubs in Spain and Germany after the Blues boss Maurizio Sarri suggested he wasn’t ready for top-flight football earlier this week.
If he is let go, he will be the latest young English talent to move abroad, following in the footsteps of fellow 18-year-olds Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson.
Sancho’s impressive form for Borussia Dortmund resulted in a first senior England cap in October, while Nelson has been tipped for a Three Lions call-up after netting six goals for Hoffenheim so far this season.
Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his Chelsea deal.