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Joe Edwards wants Hudson-Odoi to sign new contract and snub Bayern

February 5, 2020


 Chelsea Development Squad head coach Joe Edwards is hoping Callum Hudson-Odoi signs a new contract with the Blues and snubs a move to Bayern Munich this month  The 18-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Bundesliga side with the young winger yet to sign a new five-year contract with his current side  Bayern have made bids of around £30million for Hudson-Odoi to take him to Germany, a move that the youngster is reportedly keen on doing  But while Edwards has been impressed with the mentality of the youngster despite all the rumours around him, he hopes that Hudson-Odoi puts pen to paper with the Blues rather than going abroad  “As someone from our academy I would obviously love him to stay and the dream from all of us at the academy is to see our boys playing in the first team,” Edwards said after his side’s 3-1 Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Peterborough United  “It is not easy getting in the first team at clubs of this size and I think it is, at the moment, all credit to Callum with so much going on around him at such a young age to be going out on the pitch and putting in the performances that he put in on Saturday and last night at Wembley  “All credit to him and, you know, he has shown what he has capable of, shown why he is getting this attraction and hopefully he signs his contract and does it many more times for Chelsea   “I know that Callum is very close with his family, his dad and his brother they would be together as a family, dealing with it in their own way,” he added to football london .  “I know Callum very well, but I have never seen him in a situation like this, so the proof is in the pudding  “As I said, he has got it all going on [off the pitch], but he has go on the pitch and produced the goods twice in the space of a week So all credit to him and, as I said, let’s hope he does it for years to come in a Chelsea shirt ”  Manchester City were in a similar position recently as they lost youngster Brahim Diaz to Real Madrid, who then made his debut for the the Spanish side in the Copa Del Rey last night  However, City boss said it should be taken as a compliment that the biggest clubs in the world want players from the academies in England, and Edwards agrees with him  Edwards added: “Yeah it is and I don’t think anyone would be surprised. Everyone has known for a few years we have got a fantastic crop of players, but as I said the goal is for them to be playing for Chelsea, so hopefully that’s how this one [Hudson-Odoi] will end up ”  Keep up to date with the latest news, features and exclusives from football.london via the free football london app for iPhone and Android.  Available to download from the App Store and Google Play

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