Michael Ballack: 'Hudson-Odoi has to say if he has a realistic chance at Chelsea'
- Ballack has no recipe for Hudson-Odoi as to his future.
- The youngster reportedly rejects Chelsea contract offers one after another.
- He's yet to start a Premier League game.
Bayern Munich have been on the charm offensive to lure the 18-year-old Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bundesliga and their decisiveness seems to mean they do rely on the Chelsea talent right now.
Ex-Blue Michael Ballack told Goal Germany: ''It's a fact he's (Hudson-Odoi) an outstanding talent. Chelsea have to evaluate whether they want to keep him or maybe send him on loan. I think that's the philosophy of all top teams to educate the best young players to give them the chance to play. It's the most important thing during that young age to play without losing the player.
''Bayern have had their focus on Hudson-Odoi very early. We will see how this idea continues and if the transfer is happening or not. I don't have any advice for him. He has to say if he has a realistic chance at Chelsea in the first team or not.
''Recently, he has often been part of it and showed his qualities. Is it the right time to go to another top club like Bayern? Every player has to decide this on his own. There's no recipe.''
According to the latest report, Hudson-Odoi has rejected Chelsea once again. The Blues will have to decide what to do about the resilient Englishman whose contract expires in 2020. Like in the Eden Hazard's situation, the club risk losing another star on a free in under 18 months.
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Maurizio Sarri is yet to grant his young player the first Premier League start. In the wake of Sarri's rant about his own players' mental qualities, there is an expectation Hudson-Odoi will at least start the Carabao Cup second leg against Tottenham on Thursday.