Callum Hudson-Odoi has finally committed future to Chelsea Football Club by signing a new five-year contract on Thursday 19th September 2019.
The English Premier League club made the announcment a few hours ago, with the official unveiling of the forward with Club’s Sporting Director, Marina.
Callum who will be 19 in November, broke into the Chelsea first team during the 2018/19 season, winning himself a place in the side and ending the campaign with five goals and a string of assists. He became Chelsea’s youngest-ever England international when making his debut for Gareth Southgate’s side in a Euro 2020 qualification win against Czech Republic at Wembley, and picked up our Young Player of the Year award in May.
Callum new deal commits him to the club he has trained at since the age of eight until at least 2024. He is currently in the latter stages of his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury suffered in April that brought a premature end to his breakthrough season for club and country, in which he made 24 Chelsea appearances as well as playing two games for England.
‘It’s an amazing feeling,’ Hudson-Odoi said after signing his contract. ‘It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.
‘I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well. As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can. I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back” Callum Huddson-Odoi added.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Callum showed last season just what a thrilling talent he is. We are delighted he has committed to Chelsea and we are all excited about the prospect of seeing him continue to blossom in the years ahead.
‘The club has already been rewarded this season by some brilliant performances from our young Academy graduates, and Callum’s new contract guarantees Frank has another outstanding prospect at his disposal.’
While injury cut short a season full of promise, the youngster clearly caught the eye and his potential was highlighted by Frank Lampard as early as his first media conference as our new head coach.
‘I have seen Callum come through and he’s a fantastic talent,’ said Lampard. ‘He is going to be central for us on the pitch and that is the opportunity in front of him now.
‘There are things as a young player that he will want to improve but he can be central to this team and for England. I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player.
‘Callum can show, right here at Chelsea, the club he came through the Academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player because I truly believe that.’