Chelsea News: Hudson-Odoi demands number 10 jersey from Chelsea in contract extension talks

Tanish Chachra
|Published July 25, 2019

Chelsea News: Callum Hudson-Odoi demands vacant number 10 jersey from Chelsea, which has already been reportedly asked by Willian.

After the departure of Eden Hazard from Chelsea to Real Madrid this summer has left the iconic number 10 jersey at Chelsea vacant. Earlier there were reports that this shirt number will be taken by Willian.

However, according to a report by the Evening Standard that Callum Hudson-Odoi has demanded number 10 jersey while negotiating for his new contract with the Blues.

This condition by the 18-year-old midfielder is reported to be conditional to keep him at the Stamford Bridge as he receives several offers across Europe.

Hudson-Odoi broke into the first team last season, and showed potential to be a top prospect in coming years. Thus, it was important for the West London club to meet the demands of the youngster.

Although, this demand by the English player will probably bring Chelsea‘s hierarchy in a dilemma as Willian being a senior squad member is also looking to grab that number.

So, it looks slim that the Blues will be able to deliver this demand by Hudson-Odoi, as the Brazilian International is a crucial player to Chelsea.

But at the same time the English giants are also facing a threat to lose the player, as the player pose it as a big demand ahead of the negotiations.

It would be viable if the issue be resolved under the new manager Frank Lampard, who is highly regarded at the club, and the youngster shall be convinced.

On the other hand, certain Chelsea fans have shown grievances with Willian being given the number 10 jersey, so they might be delighted to hear this demand by the 18-year-old player.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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