Bundesliga side Bayern Munich already approached the youngster with a $45 million bid, but Willian wants Callum Hudson-Odoi to stay at Stamford Bridge. The 30-year-old Brazilian international also believes that the youngster will soon be one of the best footballers in the world while playing in the Blues jersey.
Chelsea recently achieved a wonderful 3-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday where Willian scored a brace and Hudson-Odoi scored the third goal for the club. With that win, they also secured their place in the sixth round of the FA Cup. But right after that spectacular victory, Callum Hudson-Odoi handed a transfer request to the club.
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While talking about the future of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Willian said “Yes of course. We want him to stay. He’s a great talent. A great player. We tell him all the time to stay here.” He then added “We don’t want him to leave. He can become one of the best players for Chelsea and one of the best players in the world in the future. He has to stay.”
The Brazilian star said “The quality he has, he has everything. He’s fast. Of course he can improve, he’s only 18, but he can improve a lot to become one of the best players. You can see from his goal that he has quality,” and added “When you see players who score goals like this you have to say he has quality. We know how important he is for this club and for us and we just want him to stay.”
Willian said “I wanted to give him the ball for him to take the penalty and to score his first goal for Chelsea, but he said, ’no, you can take it, no problem’. That was the conversation. Maybe he wants to score a beautiful first goal. But it was a good conversation.” He then further added “I want to score more goals for Chelsea. Sometimes it’s not easy but I work hard to do my best.”
He also gave his remark on the quality of the gameplay as he said “It was good. You can see he’s a very good player, intelligent,” and then added “Do some movements. Come forward, too, go behind the defenders. I think he can of course improve a lot, this was just the first game. I think he will help us a lot this season.” Willian said “He has quality, he has everything to score goals for Chelsea.”