Despite only playing three Premier League games for Chelsea, Bayern Munich are desperate to secure the signature of Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi and the German side have offered £35 million for the 18-year-old.
According to Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, Chelsea should accept Bayern’s bid for Hudson-Odoi as there is no guarantee the youngster would reach the very top.
“[Chelsea] are juggling quite a number of balls in the air at the moment, but then again that’s just the way the game is and that’s what you do as a club,” Nevin told Love Sport Radio via Daily Express.
“Suddenly, if you look at it from a different perspective, Chelsea are in a no-lose situation on this one.
“If they sell him, they’re selling a KID, who has not proved anything quite yet for £35m, maybe even more.
“The likelihood is that he’ll do very very well, but there’s no absolute certainty of that yet.
“The final steps are the hardest ones. Getting to that very top level is the hardest step of all. It’s as hard as almost all the other ones put together.
“[Callum] has done really well. He would learn if he stayed at Chelsea, and he would do perfectly well going to Bayern Munich as well.
“If Chelsea keep him then they will know by this time next year if he is going to be good enough and he will know himself.
“If Bayern Munich take him now and it doesn’t quite work out, that’s a lot of money to have thrown away at a player who might not be one of the top international players.
“It’s a real toss of the coin. For Callum, his position is: ‘am I going to get a game for Chelsea?’
“They don’t really seem to give that many youngsters that many chances, but if you’re good enough, you’ll get there.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly unhappy with Bayern Munich’s public pursuit of Hudson-Odoi and are prepared to file a complaint against Bayern Munich to FIFA if evidence is found of an illegal approach to Callum Hudson-Odoi or his representatives, according to ESPN.
Bayern Munich have made no secret of their interest in signing the 18-year-old with their sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirming the German club want the youngster and Chelsea are reportedly angered by the public nature of Bayern Munich’s pursuit.
Speaking earlier this week, Bayern’s sporting director Salihamidzic said: “He is a very interesting player we really want to sign.
“He has qualities that fit our game. He can dribble, he is fast, he moves well towards the goal. He is a young player who has great potential to evolve.
“I see in him a really good player who would certainly be a good face to join us.”