The on-again, off-again, now on-again transfer saga of Callum Hudson-Odoi’s potential move to Bayern Munich might not be as close to a done deal at some think.
At least one reporter is not convinced that the talented winger is on his way to Germany. Transfer czar Fabrizio Romano thinks that the talented 19-year-old’s status under Chelsea might make things difficult and also that manager Frank Lampard simply wants to keep the youngster:
Callum Hudson-Odoi is now playing, Lampard wants to keep him... and Hansi Flick is pushing as Bayern board to sign him after trying again with Chelsea. #Bayern #CFC @cfbayern https://t.co/w3rTjd2AoF— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 3, 2020
In addition, Goal reporter Nizaar Kinsella made this assessment based on Lampard’s post-game press conference following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace earlier today:
It sounded like Callum was definitely staying for a second but then thrown into doubt in a further question by @Matt_Law_DT— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) October 3, 2020
I expect he will stay but no one can say it is certain by any means. Depends on how much Bayern want him. #CFC #CHECRY
Could a more defined role help keep Hudson-Odoi in London? During the 2019/2020 version of the this saga, the winger leveraged Bayern Munich’s interest to get a new deal. Could he be using the Bavarians to cement a spot in the starting XI for Chelsea? Given how crazy this transfer window has been, let’s just say anything is possible.
The Hudson-Odoi saga is carrying over into two seasons at this stage. Clearly, the player is at least admired by the Bavarians, but his status under Lampard and his tantalizing potential could make this a tough deal for Bayern Munich. With rumblings about a loan assignment or a complete sale on the table, it could be a whirlwind of rumors hitting the street over the next few days.
With Espanyol’s Marc Roca move to Bavaria allegedly a done deal, Sport Bild’s Christian Falk thinks there will be at least two more signing for Bayern Munich prior to the October 5th deadline for the window to close:
True: Marc Roca is the first of three players that FC Bayern want to sign by Monday— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) October 3, 2020
Buckle up everyone, it’s going to be a rough landing.