Callum Hudson-Odoi has spoken up about his desire to play alongside Chelsea’s reported transfer target Jadon Sancho at Stamford Bridge.
In an Instagram Live, said (as quoted by the Daily Mail): “Me and Sancho are mad close, we talk every other day, always seeing how each other are and how we’re doing.
“I played against him sometimes in the Youth Cup games or we would play (with) each other for England, the link up has always been there and we’ve always loved playing with each other.
“The way we play with each other we just know where each other is on the pitch every time and we just love to play with each other.
“I don’t know [if he’ll come]. Of course I would love it if he came to Chelsea.
“We’ve had a great partnership throughout, the way we play with each other is amazing. If he came the link up will still be there.”
The pair first played together when England U16s faced Italy in February 2016 (Daily Mail).
They only played together for just 15 minutes in that match, but it was the start of their journey together through the England youth ranks and now in the first team.
But it was in the Euro Under-17 in 2017 where the two really blossomed.
England U17s ended up as the runners-up after losing out to Spain in penalties, but the link-up between Sancho and Hudson-Odoi would excite Chelsea fans about the potential Stamford Bridge reunion between the two.
Hudson-Odoi scored the opening goals in both semifinal and final against Turkey and Spain, respectively.
The two goals were similar, and both were assisted by Sancho — evidence of how good the link-ups between the two could be.
Sancho was named the Player of the Tournament having scored five goals and provided five assists from six games.
Meanwhile, Hudson-Odoi (three goals and two assists), along with three other Chelsea academy products Marc Guehi, Jonathan Panzo, and George McEachran, was also named in the Team of the Tournament.
Hudson-Odoi finishing Sancho’s perfectly weighted passes at Stamford Bridge would be the dream for Chelsea supporters.