CALLUM-HUDSON-ODOI has proudly announced his return to full training after injury – delighting Chelsea fans and boss Frank Lampard.
The England winger, 18, who has yet to agree a new contract, tweeted a happy snap of himself taking a break and added: “I’m backkkkkk”
Excited supporters claimed the Bayern Munich target would soon be part of new boss Lampard’s youthful revolution at Stamford Bridge.
And many urged Hudson-Odoi to celebrate his comeback after he ruptured his Achilles in April by signing the new long-term contract Lamps is hoping for.
One fan tweeted: “YESSSS!! Back for 5 more years as well! ” and another posted: “STAR MAN, LETS GOOOOOO ”
Some Blues’ followers suggested Chelsea should now target fellow Three Lions’ wideman Jadon Sancho, 19, in January if their transfer embargo is lifted.
Manchester United are among the clubs thought to be monitoring Borussia Dortmund‘s Sancho, who left the Etihad two years ago to fast-track his first-team career.
‘WE NEED YOU’
One such message was: “Comeback asap bro We need you . And sent this to your bud that we need this link up at Stamford Bridge next season .”
Fans anxious to see Lampard bring on more youngsters – especially while he is unable to make signings – believed Hudson-Odoi should be a linchpin this season.
One said: “I am happy. We need you more than ever” while a popular theme was: “Welcome back lad! Work hard now!”
Lampard confirmed yesterday that Chelsea are still locked in negotiations with Hudson-Odoi about a contract – but with no breakthrough yet.
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Football.London report the Blues’ legend as saying: “The clubs are talking. We want him to stay, I want him to stay. We hope Callum stays, simple as that.”
But Lamps added: “The better news is that he’s working hard on his fitness and is back out on the pitch,” Lampard added.
“So from my point of view right now that’s the really good news and, of course, as a club we’d like that to be longer term.”