Having been the subject of much speculation over recent weeks, it seems that the transfer saga of Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich is nearing its endgame. According to a report by The Guardian, Chelsea have an offer of £35m (€39m) on the table and intend to make a decision on the youngster’s future after their upcoming game against Newcastle United on Saturday.
According to the report, Chelsea representatives have made no progress in persuading the young winger to sign a five-year contract extension that was initially offered to him last summer. Hudson-Odoi is reportedly determined to leave Stamford Bridge, and Bayern Munich is the primary club interested.
Chelsea, of course, are determined to prevent this from happening, but the Londoners seem increasingly desperate in their attempts to change the youngster’s mind. Several of his club teammates, as well manager Maurizio Sarri, have made public appeals to the youngster to stay at Chelsea. So far, the London-born youth seems impervious to their charm offensive.
If Callum Hudson-Odoi isn’t on the starting XI against Newcastle, then his fate is sealed. There’s no way Chelsea can hang onto him after that. However, even if he does start, the saga doesn’t end there. If Hudson-Odoi refuses to sign a new contract even after being given premium Premier League minutes, there’s very little the Londoners can do.
Of course, that’s assuming that Chelsea fail to convince him with their appeals. As fans of Bayern Munich, we must remember that Hudson-Odoi is English, was born in London, and is playing for his childhood club. There is still a decent chance that Chelsea may change his mind.
This transfer saga is still far from over.