WILLIAN rates Callum-Hudson Odoi so highly that he wants to be his agent.
Chelsea wonderkid Hudson-Odoi marked his first competitive start for the Blues with a goal and an assist in the Europa League thrashing of PAOK Salonika.
AFP or licensors3 Callum Hudson-Odoi was outstanding in the PAOK Salonika win
Willian said with a smile: “I’ve already told him that I will be his agent in the future.
“He has the potential. He has talent, he has everything to become in the future one of the best players.
“Now it’s early to say that. But maybe in five years we can see.
“We knew already before that he can come easy and play for Chelsea. He is only 18.
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Getty – Contributor3 Willian joked he would be Callum Hudson-Odoi's agent
Getty Images – Getty3 Callum Hudson-Odoi scored his first senior Chelsea goal in PAOK Salonika win
“I think he has time to learn, time to play. For sure he will be one of the best players.”
SunSport revealed that Bayern Munich are leading a pack of big European clubs eager to sign Hudson-Odoi.
The Under-17 World Cup winner is stalling on signing a new five-year deal because he wants more first-team actions.
Hudson-Odoi certainly grabbed his opportunity on Thursday night.
But Willian warned that youngsters trying to break into Chelsea’s star-studded first-team squad could fall into the trap of trying to do too much when given a chance to impress.
Willian said: “Sometimes it’s difficult, because you want to show everything in one game.
“You want to take the ball, want to dribble, want to shoot, want to run, want to everything as much as possible to show your quality, to show everything. “Sometimes you make mistakes in that but you have time to learn.
“He is only 18 and I think he has a lot of time to learn.”
But while Willian feels Hudson-Odoi is a longer-term project, he admits Chelsea have no breathing space if they want to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City.