Callum Hudson-Odoi finally signs a new Chelsea contract


If ever there was a summer to worry Granovskaia, then this was it.

Now, Chelsea bosses have tied him down long-term to the club.

The Blues winger has been biding his time over the offer, with the club eager to fend off interest from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

"He is a young lad who has come through the academy, the club have worked hard with him, and he has worked hard to get one foot in the first team", Lampard said.

According to Daily Mail report, the 18-year-old has now extended his stay for another five years - in a deal valued at £180,000 weekly, with the prospect of hitting £200,000. "It's been a long wait but it's done now and I'm really happy about that".

"He has the mentality of winning, which we all want and we all need, so him coming in was just an extra boost for me".

'There are issues as a younger participant that he'll wish to enhance however he could be central to this workforce and for England.

Granovskaia has become the public face of Chelsea as they enter another new era
Granovskaia has become the public face of Chelsea as they enter another new era Credit GETTY IMAGES

A combination of Sarri's departure, Frank Lampard's appointment and the transfer ban Chelsea are under further enhanced his prospects, although the truth is Hudson-Odoi is likely to be a regular on merit when he returns from injury.

"I'm delighted he's here and I'm looking forward to working more with him".

"He has got everything we are trying to bring, we know the talent he has, that he has shown on occasions in the first team when he has had his opportunity". I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player.

Hudson-Odoi will join the likes Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori to have risen through the ranks at Chelsea to make it at the highest level of English football.

He made his debut in the first team last January and since has made 27 appearances, scored five goals and more impressively became Chelsea's youngest-ever England global Gareth Southgate handed him his England debut against the Czech Republic during their European Championship qualifying fixture.

A change is upon Stamford Bridge - one where Callum Hudson-Odoi could be king and other Chelsea youngsters will follow in his kingdom.

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