Chelsea duo Marina Granovskaia and Frank Lampard explain new Callum Hudson-Odoi contract

Chelsea duo Marina Granovskaia and Frank Lampard have opened up on Callum Hudson-Odoi after the Blues forward signed a new contract.

The England international has put pen to paper on a new five-year contract on Thursday, ending speculation on his future in the process.

And Granovskaia has opened up on Chelsea’s decision to reward the winger with a deal worth £120,000-a-week.

“Callum showed last season just what a thrilling talent he is,” the Chelsea powerbroker said.

“We are delighted he has committed to Chelsea and we are all excited about the prospect of seeing him continue to blossom in the years ahead.

“The club has already been rewarded this season by some brilliant performances from our young Academy graduates.

“And Callum’s new contract guarantees Frank has another outstanding prospect at his disposal.”

Lampard was similarly happy at seeing Chelsea keen one of their most-talented prospects at Stamford Bridge for the long haul.

‘I have seen Callum come through and he’s a fantastic talent,’ said Lampard.

“He is going to be central for us on the pitch and that is the opportunity in front of him now.

“There are things as a young player that he will want to improve but he can be central to this team and for England.

“I want to work with him, I want to drive him forward and I want to improve him as a player.

“Callum can show, right here at Chelsea, the club he came through the Academy at, that he is going to be a world-class player because I truly believe that.”

Hudson-Odoi also expressed his delight at extending his Chelsea stay.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said the forward.

“It’s been a long wait but it’s done now and I’m really happy about that. I’ve been a Chelsea player since I was eight and this is the right club for me to be at.

“I want to lift as many trophies as possible, win as many games as possible and contribute to as many goals as I can as well.

“As a team, we just want to work hard to achieve the best results we can.

“I’m delighted everything has been agreed and now I’m just looking forward to properly getting back.”

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