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Callum Hudson-Odoi unironically advised to reject Bayern Munich for a loan to the English third division

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The galactic mind of soccer punditry sees Chelsea’s want-away star plying his trade deep, deep in the soccer landscape of the merry island. But why not suit up for the 3. Liga instead?

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Just in case you thought the state of football punditry couldn’t get any worse, talkSPORT’s Dean Saunders demonstrates (via the Daily Star) that we haven’t even scratched the surface of inane stupidity. Speaking about Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi’s rumored move to Bayern Munich, Saunders said:

Hudson-Odoi has got to stick at Chelsea. Watch Pedro, watch Hazard, watch Willian. Study them and learn from them. Play now and again, then maybe next year go on loan to a Championship or League One club and play against men.

In case you didn’t know (and our editor did not), League One is not just an Anglicization of the French Ligue 1. No, it’s the third division of English soccer, like having Hudson-Odoi join, let’s see ... 1860 Munich or Unterhaching.

Of course, Hudson-Odoi, who is now a fully capped England international, will be chomping at the bit to join Scunthorpe while his compatriot Jadon Sancho tears it up at Borussia Dortmund. It’s not like Bayern Munich are in a transition phase and need wingers to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery or anything.

Looking up Dean Saunders on Wikipedia, you find out that he is a former Welsh football player and manager. “Former” being the key word, he hasn’t managed a team since he was fired by Chesterfield in 2015. While we cannot know for sure that Hudson-Odoi doesn’t fancy the opportunity to prove himself at Barnsely or Doncaster, we have to venture a guess and say that joining the German Rekordmeister is the better option.

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Let’s help CHO decide! Which League One side should he join?

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  • 24%
    Sunderland (tbf they had a very nice Netflix documentary)
    (154 votes)
  • 14%
    Blackpool (they won an FA Cup in 1953)
    (89 votes)
  • 27%
    Lyon (no wait, wrong League One)
    (172 votes)
  • 33%
    AFC Wimbledon (isn’t that tennis?)
    (212 votes)
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