Sarri reason for Fabregas departure and wants Hudson-Odoi stay
FOOTBALL- 7 January 2019 18:56 GMT
Maurizio Sarri expects Cesc Fabregas to leave for Monaco due to the club policy while stating he regards Callum Hudson-Odoi highly similar to Pedro and Willian and wants him to reject Bayern Munich.
“In my opinion, he needs to go,” Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said on Monday, when asked about the 31-year-old Fabregas.
“You know very well the situation. You know very well in this club there is a rule: The renewal of players over 30 is usually one year. He has an offer for two years. I don’t want a very important player as Cesc unhappy.”
Sarri on Hudson-Odoi had a “very great future here with the national team and with Chelsea.”
“To stay here is better for him,” Sarri said. “He is very young but he is improving, especially in the defensive phase. I don’t know the situation with the club but for me he is an important player.”
Hudson-Odoi has made only one appearance in the Premier League for Chelsea, with Sarri preferring to use him mostly in the Europa League, but that could be about to change.
“We have very important players in the same position,” Sarri said. “Sometimes he will be on the bench — as Willian, as Pedro — but now I can start to consider him at the same level.”