Chelsea are not interested in selling winger Callum Hudson-Odoi but they have placed an asking price on the 19-year-old, according to the Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano.
Bayern Munich have enquired about the England international in recent months but if any club wants to sign the player in the January transfer window, the Blues would demand a fee in the region of €80m (£72m).
Supporters on Twitter are frustrated that Hudson-Odoi isn’t being given more game time by manager Frank Lampard, while some don’t think that the price tag matches his ability:
80 mill? He’s worth double that
— Billy Goatmour (@goatmour_billy) October 21, 2020
while a midfielder is playing instead of him…
— Bjorn Ironside (@SonOfRagnar_) October 21, 2020
Might as well sell him rn , can’t see him rot on the bench . Stays or goes he’ll have my utmost respect ✊
— CFCBasil🇵🇰🇰🇼 (@basilnadeem2) October 21, 2020
What a waste to be benched by Mason mount
— Dan (@kingsroadblue) October 21, 2020
So we don't want to play him and we are pricing him out of a move. Nice
— Adonis (@Adonis7ii) October 21, 2020
Imagine if a club actually pays 80 for him tho
— Bruhaldoid (@bruhaldoid) October 21, 2020
Not looking to sell but not giving him minutes either
— P A R A D I $ E II (@Romeorumiii) October 21, 2020
Chelsea should let him leave – feel bad for him at this point. His career will be ruined if he continues to stay.
— Pradyumna (@Pradyum99) October 21, 2020
Chelsea are wasting him.
— stanCFC Fanat (@stanleykibor3) October 21, 2020
I don’t understand the point of selling him just to buy another winger. Unless you’re getting Sancho or you just don’t believe he’s good enough why sell?
— K Jay (@KJayto) October 21, 2020
We shouldn’t put a price on him unless it’s a Real Madrid buyout clause like Asensios £500m
— Rob (@ODOIxPULISIC) October 21, 2020
Lampard’s treatment of the teenager has been somewhat strange, to say the least. He has started the winger in just one league game so far, in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace but he was unused substitute versus Southampton.
Clearly, there is something about Hudson-Odoi that Lampard is not entirely convinced about, and it seems he will favour using the likes of Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech in wide areas.