Callum Hudson-Odoi is much more likely to commit to Chelsea long-term now that Frank Lampard is almost certain to take charge, Daily Mail understands.
The 18-year-old is currently recovering from an Achilles injury he suffered in April. He will probably be back in the team in September, having missed several weeks at the start of the new season.
However, Lampard reportedly sees the youngster as a ‘focal attacking point’ of his new team. He should be a key part of the rebuilding side alongside Christian Pulisic.
Another very important factor behind CHO’s thinking is that Lampard’s current assistant, Jody Morris, has previously worked with him at Chelsea’s U18s and is likely to join Lampard at the Blues now.
It has been reported that Hudson-Odoi is close to signing a new five-year contract with the Blues. He has also been allegedly promised a No.10 shirt after Eden Hazard has left for Real Madrid.
Earlier, the Sun claimed that Callum Hudson-Odoi was playing ‘hardball’ with Chelsea in the negotiations over his new contract. The youngster wants guarantees over playing time in the next season before committing to a long-term deal.
According to another report from The Telegraph, the player can expect to earn around £100,000-a-week. It is expected that ‘in a matter of few days’ both parties announce an agreement that will tie Hudson-Odoi to Chelsea for another 5 years.