Lampard Convinced Hudson-Odoi to Stay at Chelsea

Lampard Convinced Hudson-Odoi to Stay at Chelsea

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi says it took only one conversation with new boss Frank Lampard to convince him to stay at Stamford Bridge.

The 19-year-old handed in a transfer request in January after Chelsea rejected a £35m bid from Bayern Munich.

But he broke into Maurizio Sarri's side last season and has impressed for Lampard who took charge in the summer.

"He wants me to play for him," Hudson-Odoi said. "They were encouraging signs that you want to hear from a manager."

Hudson-Odoi made his England debut in March before his first Premier League start for Chelsea the following month.

But having made 24 appearances for the Blues he ruptured his Achilles tendon against Burnley on 22 April and was ruled out for the remainder of the season, missing the Europa League final victory over Arsenal.

He was also sidelined for the Nations League finals, but shortly after Lampard's arrival he agreed a new five-year contract. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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