Chelsea director Granovskaia: Hudson-Odoi deserves new contract

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson Odoi The Canadian Press

Hudson-Odoi and Lampard had face-to-face talks during pre-season amid rumours the player was seeking to leave Stamford Bridge.

If ever there was a summer to worry Granovskaia, then this was it.

One of Chelsea's talented teenagers recently committed his future to the club by signing a new contract, but where does the England worldwide rank among the Blues' 10 highest earners?

Along with collecting Chelsea's Young Player of the Year award for 2018/19, Hudson-Odoi has made a fine start to his career and would've undoubtedly been central to Lampard's early days DNA if not for his injury problems.

CALLUM HUDSON-ODOI last night signed a whopping £47million deal to stay at Chelsea until 2024.

Bayern Munich were interested in the player.

'He's going to be central for us on the pitch and that's the alternative in entrance of him now.

"We are all happy I think because the manager has come in, he used to be a great player himself at the club, and now he has come in and we all give respect to what he has done for the club before".

Chelsea are renowned for their "distrust" to academy youngsters but it would now appear Frank Lampard coupled with the transfer ban has given the club a new approach to things.

"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", the London native said in a statement.

Lampard added: "I have seen Callum come through and he's a fantastic talent".

'As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. It is good for me because it is encouraging: you see players that you have watched or played with throughout the whole time and they are getting opportunities to play and you have that same hunger and desire, you want to play as well.

The 18-year-old will step back into a squad rejuvenated by academy graduates such as Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, all given opportunities and backed by the new manager.

England manager Gareth Southgate handed Hudson-Odoi his first senior worldwide cap against Czech Republic in March.

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