Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed his displeasure with youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi who’s seeking a way out of the club.
The 18-year-old is strongly being courted by Bayern Munich, and the German giants have made four bids for the youngster, which have been rejected by the club.
Chelsea have offered a new contract worth £85,000 per week which was rejected by Hudson – and Hudson-Odoi has shown his desire to leave the club by handing a transfer request.
Chelsea have refused to sell the academy product this January, and Sarri has now told the youngster to respect the club and the academy who brought him up.
“Callum is 18, he has to respect the club, the academy, everything,” Sarri said before Chelsea’s trip to Bournemouth on Wednesday.
“He has time. If you are one of the best young players in Europe, maybe the academy helped you. So you have to respect this.
“Of course, he’s a very great player. He will become one of the best in Europe also in another team, but he has to respect the work of the academy coaches, I think.”
Sarri also added: “We will be patient with him because he’s a boy from the academy. I don’t know if, at another club, people would be patient with him after five or six matches.
“It’s very difficult to go to another country and adapt immediately or play very well immediately. That’s a difficult situation. It’s better for him to try and improve here.
“But that’s my opinion. I may not be right.”
Hudson-Odoi has shown glimpse of what to expect with his performances in the few games he has played this season, but the 18-year-old has been restricted to only cup matches, and is yet to start a Premier League game.
Hudson-Odoi has been able to play just 61 minutes of Premier League football in three substitute appearances against Watford, Newcastle and Arsenal over the past few weeks.
Despite his lack of game time, Willian has urged Hudson-Odoi to stay at Chelsea amid interest from Bayern Munich. According to Willian, Hudson-Odoi can become one of the best players in the world if he remains at Chelsea.
“Of course we want him to stay. We don’t want him to leave,” Willian said.
“He can become one of the best players for Chelsea, one of the best players in the world, in the future. He has to stay. He’s only 18, but he can improve a lot to become one of the best players.”