Chelsea Confirm This Ace Has Penned A New Contract: A Good Move For Both Parties?

Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea holds off Ashley Barnes of Burnley during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Burnley FC at Stamford Bridge on April 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Chelsea have confirmed on their official website that Callum Hudson-Odoi has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. The Pensioners have also revealed that the English wide player has committed his future to the West London club until at least 2024 (via chelseafc.com).

Hudson-Odoi’s Awe-Inspiring Rise In The English Top-Flight

The 18-year-old came through the youth ranks of Chelsea before breaking out as a first-team starter last season. The English prospect netted six goals while providing seven assists in 29 appearances for the Pensioners on all fronts in the previous campaign.

However, Hudson-Odoi ruptured his Achilles’ tendon back in April against Burnley and has since been out of action for the Londoners. At such a tender age, the London-born talent has already secured two international caps for Gareth Southgate’s England national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his homeland.

What makes Hudson-Odoi such a special talent is his ability to play in multiple positions across the frontline. The English wide player primarily operates on the left-wing but can be equally devastating on the right flank or when assuming the duties of an attacking midfielder.

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The Pensioners speedster is one of the fastest players in English football. He is not afraid to use his speed and guile to beat his marker and get to the by-line. He can also create plays for his teammates and can score a few goals when he is playing with confidence on the field. However, Hudson-Odoi needs to work on his finishing if he wants to become a world-class player in his position someday.

Hudson-Odoi Pens New Five-Year Contract: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

Retaining the services of the English sensation for the long run could be a good move for the West London outfit as Frank Lampard can now focus on building a team around the player. Hudson-Odoi was linked with a move to Bayern Munich at the start of this calendar year. However, the situation has changed for him at Chelsea which has led to him signing a new contract.

It is a move that will benefit both the winger as well as the club. Hudson-Odoi can finally get the platform he deserves to showcase his worth and become a household name in the top tier of England.

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