Hudson-Odoi 'wants to take Eden Hazard's No 10 shirt' at Chelsea

Published on: 15 May 2019

Callum Hudson-Odoi is dreaming of inheriting Eden Hazard's No 10 shirt this summer.

The Belgian looks increasingly likely to leave Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid at the end of the season.

Faced with losing their best player and the impending transfer ban, securing the future of a bright young talent like Hudson-Odoi has become a priority.

Chelsea rejected a series of offers for the England teenager from Bayern Munich and hope to entice him into staying when talks begin over a new deal.

Taking over Hazard's No 10 shirt, which he has held since joining in 2012, is key to this, claim Goal.

The highly-rated winger desire to leave has softened since January, the report claims.

Hudson-Odoi started four Premier League games in a row before suffering an Achilles tendon rupture against Burnley last month.

He is keen to resolve his future now as he gets set to spend a spell on the sidelines after undergoing an operation.

'I think the surgery went really well. Everything went perfectly as I wanted it to', he said last week after winning Chelsea's Young Player of the Year award.

'I am really happy to win the award. I think the season went well and I feel that every time I have played I felt more confident and I enjoyed it.

'I enjoyed every moment of playing. I just need to keep working hard and hopefully get more opportunities.'

It is unlikely his future will be discussed until after the Europa League against Arsenal on May 29.