Frank Lampard has insisted Callum Hudson-Odoi has a serious function to play at Chelsea this season, regardless of query marks over the winger’s future.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been linked with a transfer for the England-capped star, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect trying to signal a right-sided ahead this summer season. MEN Sport understands United have thought-about a transfer for Hudson-Odoi up to now, although the 19-year-old signed a contemporary Chelsea contract a yr in the past.
But the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz, plus the presence of Christian Pulisic, Mason Mount and others at Stamford Bridge have solid Hudson-Odoi’s future into doubt once more.
Lampard believes the participant can change into an enormous a part of his Chelsea squad, after Hudson-Odoi scored of their 3-Three draw at West Brom on Saturday night.
“We’re not inundated with wingers,” mentioned Lampard. “We misplaced Pedro and Willian in the summertime and we’d like competitors and gamers due to the stress of the competitions we have now to play in.
“I actually hope Callum has an enormous half to play this season. If Callum comes on and makes an influence like he did in opposition to West Brom, if he retains enhancing and creating every single day, he is a big expertise – so let’s see.”
Jadon Sancho stays United’s precedence goal this summer season, although the membership are taking a look at alternate options as they appear to make an addition earlier than the switch deadline on October fifth.