Hudson-Odoi Reveals The Role Lampard Played In Him Signing A New Contract

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Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi has committed his future to Chelsea by signing a new five-year contract.

The 18-year-old’s contract is worth £150,000 weekly but could end up totalling £180k with performance-related add-ons.

Hudson-Odoi was highly sought after by German champions Bayern Munich, but the Blues held on to their prized asset as Bayern Munich made multiple bids for Hudson-Odoi worth up to £35m.

Hudson-Odoi handed the club a transfer request in the January transfer window, but he has now revealed the role new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard played in him signing the new contract.

Hudson-Odoi said in an interview with the official Chelsea website: “I’ve been thinking for a while what it would be like to be playing for Chelsea for the next five years and how everything might go, especially now Frank is here as the manager.

“It’s a great feeling for all of us because we know he gives everybody a chance if you’re playing well and working hard.

“He’s a very good manager. I can tell that by what he’s trying to do and the things he’s trying to implement into our football. He has the mentality of winning, which we all want and we all need, so him coming in was just an extra boost for me.

“He’s already given me confidence, having a chat with me here and there, and it’s great when a manager has faith in you. I’m delighted he’s here and I’m looking forward to working more with him.”

Hudson-Odoi spent five months out with an Achilles injury but managed to get through 61 minutes in the U23 game against Brighton last week.

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