For most of the summer, Chelsea fans have been desperate to see one of their biggest young stars sign a new contract but his latest demands may have been a stretch too far. The Standard report that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s representatives are requesting the winger receive the recently vacant number ten shirt as part of any new contract extension.
Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid has not only left behind a 26-goal void but also the number ten shirt. Long-serving winger Willian revealed last week that he believed the club had offered the shirt to him but there may now be a spanner in the works with Hudson-Odoi demanding it for himself before he puts pen to paper – leaving many fans at Stamford Bridge quite annoyed.
The overriding consensus was that fans thought the winger was demanding too much with one supporter claiming he is yet to show his class in the Premier League and that he should just focus on doing his job for Chelsea. Others echoed this sentiment by claiming he hasn’t even had one good season yet and if he doesn’t want to stay then the club should sell him.
Hudson-Odoi has only made 28 appearances for the senior side since his debut in January 2018, where he came on as a substitute in their FA Cup game against Newcastle. Only four of those games saw him start a game in the Premier League yet the 18-year-old appears to be stalling over a new contract until he receives the number ten shirt.
One fan claimed the club were being schooled by a child whilst others labelled him ‘overhyped’ and a ‘flop’. Some members of the Blues faithful offered advice stating he should learn from N’Golo Kante by winning the support of the Chelsea fanbase through commitment and loyalty whilst another said he has to earn the shirt so number 17 or number 20 shouldn’t be an issue.
Here’s the best of the reaction below:
Is he not the same guy that flop when we play Manchester city last season? Chelsea is pampering this boy and if care is not taking he will one day demand for what Chelsea can’t provide. After all he never make name for Chelsea to talk of been legend. Nonsense fellas, angry ????
— Alao (@sodiqolaAlao1) July 25, 2019
If it is true, then imo, its too much. A player who is yet to show his class day in day out in EPL, is making too much of a fuss. He should just sign the contract, take any number, get fit and score goals, assists for CHELSEA.
— Hussain Tanvir (@hulk10tan) July 25, 2019
This Hudson guy Is doing too much. He can’t keep holding the club to petty ransom
He hasn’t even had 1 good season
The club should sell him if he doesn’t want to stay!!
— GODorNothing (@jeremiahobaseki) July 25, 2019
Giving conditions before he could sign a contract at Chelsea despite how big a club it is.. He should leave if he wanna leave, not like he’s Mbappe or something.. Just overhyped
If anyone deserves the #10 jersey, definitely gotta RLC
— HAMZAT ???????? (@afasegbejo_jnr) July 25, 2019
If this is true, Chelsea are being schooled by a child..
— Prince (@PrinceGaucho10) July 25, 2019
His attitude doesn’t deserve the number 10.
— Nfa-nhy3-woho (@offeimaxwell) July 25, 2019
CHO should take no 17 shirt or no 20 previously worn by Hazard and Deco respectively. If he lives up to the hype, he can take the no 10 that’s if Willian agrees to find another club. Let’s also know that Willian has respected the badge enough to wear the no 10 shirt.
— Chris (@oliseh_chris) July 25, 2019
CHO should just chill. He is building too much pressure on his shoulders with all this noise.. He should learn from Kante , win the heart of the fans by being loyal and committed on the pitch forget the trivial stuffs.
— Prazze (@prappyone) July 25, 2019
They should just sell that guy, he’s too much trouble and might not be worth it on the long run
— jOeL tHe ReBeL (@don_fejak) July 25, 2019
He should earn it.
— Eli Naddour (@EliNaddour) July 25, 2019