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Blues must offer Hudson-Odoi a new deal - Rudiger

28th January 2019, 15:34 by Craig Smithson

Chelsea must offer a new contract to winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in order to keep him on board, according to Antonio Rudiger.

The 18-year-old has submitted a transfer request after public declarations of interest from Bayern Munich, which have been branded unprofessional by Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

Boss Sarri started Hudson-Odoi, who has played for Chelsea since the under-eights and is under contract until June 2020, for a sixth time this season in Sunday's 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The Italian was rewarded as Hudson-Odoi netted his second goal for the club, after which some fans sang "we want you to stay".

Rudiger said: "What I can say is clear, Chelsea have to make him stay. It will be a pity if this young talent leaves us.

"Chelsea need to give him a new contract."

Rudiger admitted earlier in January that Hudson-Odoi had asked him about life in Germany.

The Germany international, who joined Chelsea from Roma in July 2017 and began his career at Stuttgart, added: "He just asked me about normal things. At the end of the day, he decides about his future.

"He's a quality player. You can see how he dribbles, how he goes one against one, he can be good for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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