Cole: Chelsea needs to keep hold of Hudson-Odoi

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea legend, Ashley Cole, has urged his former club to do all they can to keep hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi as he represents the future of the London-based side.

The 18-year-old has less than 18 months to run on his current contract at Stamford Bridge as has rejected moves by Chelsea to have his deal with the club extended.

Germany giants, Bayern Munich, have had multiple bids rejected for the England youth international and it remains to be seen how his future is affected by the Blues' upcoming transfer ban, which runs for the next two windows.

"Yeah people are talking very, very highly of the kid. There's a lot of talk about him leaving and people want him to stay.

“He's a great asset, he's come into the team kind of when they weren't playing very well. But he's been the spark around with the fans, with the players, he's brought something different to the team," he said.

“He's got so much to give and so much more to give. But I think he needs to get a run of games and continue playing because he could be at the top," Cole added.