Callum Hudson-Odoi has agreed to sign a new 5-year contract with Chelsea, worth £100k-a-week, according to The Times.
The 18-year old has reportedly been in talks over a new deal for sometime, but had his head turned by Bayern Munich interest.
Frank Lampard then arrived at Chelsea, and offered words of encouragement for the youngster to sign his new deal.
Speaking to Sky Sports earlier this month, Lampard said “With Callum, of course, I want him to sign [a new deal] and stay here.
“I said that before I came here – just talking generally – and I said it when I first got here.
“We – as a club, for sure – want him to stay.”
Many Chelsea supporters believe that it is no coincidence that Hudson-Odoi has now reportedly agreed to sign the new contract and stay at Chelsea.
Lampard becomes Chelsea manager.
Don’t ever underestimate man management. pic.twitter.com/ANwOofVIVc
— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) July 23, 2019
• Ruben Loftus-cheek 📝
• Mason Mount 📝
• Callum Hudson-Odoi 📝
All within a month of Lampard being the manager. Coincidence? I think not
— Mod (@CFCMod_) July 23, 2019
Hudson-Odoi must feel assured of a faster track to regular playing time under new manager Frank Lampard.
— ßɑɱεɍε¹³ (@bamerezguido) July 23, 2019
Lampard got Hudson Odoi to stay?
— HendrixWithNoGuitar (@Har_kym_) July 23, 2019
Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount and Hudson-Odoi all signed new contracts within a month of Lampard’s managerial role. Speaks volumes! 👏
— Khalid (@khalidpschwarz) July 23, 2019
The Lampard Effect.
Callum Hudson-Odoi signs for five years!!
— Danny O'Neill (@DONeill90) July 23, 2019
Feels good to know Callum Hudson-Odoi has agreed on a new contract with Chelsea.
Amazing young talent👊🏽. Thanks Frank Lampard!!
— Bigtrice (@Evershed_YPT) July 23, 2019
— Katie Shanahan (@KatieShanahan3) July 23, 2019
Hudson-Odoi to sign a new five year deal at Chelsea. Fantastic news. Frank lampard is smashing it. #CFC
— Dazzspised Icon (@DazzFreeman) July 23, 2019
Hudson-Odoi has not officially signed the contract yet. However, the report from The Times claims that he is expected to sign it before the end of the season and has now agreed to the terms.
Currently out injured, Hudson-Odoi will be eager to return to the first team squad and begin his season, and hopefully his new 5-year reign (at least) as a Chelsea player.