Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben has sent a to Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi amidst speculation linking him to the German club.
Robben has asked the teenager to take a bold step if he plans to achieve great things in his football career.
The 18-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Arena since the start of the new year after featuring sparingly this season under Maurizio Sarri despite impressing in the pre-season for Chelsea.
Reports in the English press say the U17 World Cup winner with England in 2017 has his heart set on a move to Bayern although Chelsea has rejected a series of bids submitted by the Bavarians to secure the service of the young winger.
With Robben set to call time on his career at Bayern Munich at the end of the season, Hudson-Odoi has been tipped as his potential replacement.
“For young players, it’s always the same,” Robben said, according to Livesport Tv.
“First, you have to take the big step to achieve it. Become a professional football player at the highest level, get into the first team, get your place.”
“Then, second, which can be more important, what’s sometimes missing is that you have to stay there. Staying there is often more difficult than actually becoming a footballer in the first place.”
“You have to prove it, game after game, season after season and don’t be happy. Don’t just be happy when you achieve something little or small.”
Arjen Robben spent three years at Chelsea after joining the club from PSV in 2004, before subsequently joining Real Madrid in 2007.
He moved to Germany in 2009 to sign for Bayern after an unsuccessful spell with the Los Blancos.