Official: Callum Hudson-Odoi Signs New Chelsea Contract. Explains Why He Shunned Bayern Munich For Chelsea

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

According to Goal, Hudson-Odoi’s contract is worth £150,000 weekly but could end up totalling £180k with performance-related add-ons.

Hudson-Odoi had been a long-term target for Bayern Munich and he handed in a transfer request towards the end of the winter transfer window after Bayern made a series of bids, with the final offer totalling £35 million ($44m).

Hudson-Odoi, who will turn 19 in November, revealed he signed the new deal because Chelsea is the right club for him.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Hudson-Odoi said after signing his contract. “It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.

“I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well.

“As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “Callum showed last season just what a thrilling talent he is. We are delighted he has committed to Chelsea and we are all excited about the prospect of seeing him continue to blossom in the years ahead.

“The club has already been rewarded this season by some brilliant performances from our young Academy graduates, and Callum’s new contract guarantees Frank has another outstanding prospect at his disposal.”

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