Alonso urges Hudson-Odoi to reject Bayern and ‘fight for place’ at Stamford BridgeJanuary 10, 2019
MARCOS ALONSO has told team-mate Callum Hudson-Odoi that he will not find a bigger club than Chelsea.
The exciting teenager is being linked with a £35million move to Bayern Munich after struggling for game time at Stamford Bridge.
But he has started the last two cup games, including the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg defeat at Tottenham.
And the Spaniard feels Chelsea can match them if Hudson-Odoi is prepared to be patient and wait for his chance.
The defender said: “He is a good player, but he is very young.
“He needs to have patience and to be hungry and fight for a place in this team.
“That is all he needs to do, he has all the conditions to be a great player, now it is up to him to fight for a place here or try to find more minutes somewhere else.
“Bayern Munich? We are Chelsea, another great team, the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world.
“I don’t know why someone would go to Bayern Munich.”
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BUY-ERN MUNICH MAKE THEIR MOVE
BAYERN MUNICH have made a FOURTH offer of £35million to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea.
The German champions are desperate to land the winger and believe they have met the Blues’ valuation.
But the Blues are determined to hold on to him until the summer as they battle an injury crisis.
German international Antonio Rudiger said: “Of course, he asked me about Germany. It was just a general question from him to know, because he is still young.
“I can advise him. But at the end of the day he decides about his future.
“Of course, he can develop in Germany as well and don’t forget Bayern Munich is also a big club.
SunSport reported how Bayern spoke for the first time yesterday about their pursuit of the 18-year-old.
Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic sees Hudson-Odoi as an ideal player for the club.
Speaking to German newspaper Bild, he the 41-year-old Bosnian said: “He is a very interesting player we really want to sign.
“He has qualities that fit our game. He can dribble, he is fast, he moves well towards the goal.
“He is a young player who has great potential to evolve.
“I see in him a really good player who would certainly be a good face to join us.”