- Aug 26, 2014
Keep in mind that he would not be free even in 18 months. Any fee we would agree to pay now or int he summer would be counterbalanced by the 10-15 million quid in developmental costs we would have to pay to get him on a "free".If we truly want Hudson Odoi, I think it's another waiting game. He's got 18 months left on his contract, and I don't think Chelsea will sell this window (unless Bayern come back with even larger offer), or the next, at least not to us. Next January would be the earliest I could envision this happening, and even then it would probably be difficult. I doubt at 18 he's willing to wait 18 months and sign with us on a free.
Much more likely to stay at Chelsea or go to Germany, simply because Chelsea will dig their heels in that much more if we come around asking questions.