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Callum Hudson-Odoi says he made the right decision by remaining with Chelsea.
The 18-year-old England forward signed a five-year contract worth more than £120,000 a week in September, ending speculation surrounding his future.
In January, he handed in a transfer request after Chelsea rejected a £35m bid from Bayern Munich.
The German giants had several bids rejected by Chelsea during the January transfer window, and the teenager reportedly handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through the move.
Hudson-Odoi was eventually convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge, after receiving more playing time, and broke into Gareth Southgate’s England squad before his progress was stalled when he ruptured his Achilles tendon in April.
“The club have done so much for me and I’m so thankful for that,” he told BBC Sport.
“The decision that I made was a very good one for me and my family. We all thought that it was the right club to be at.
“I’ve been here all my life, so there’s no need to change yet. My mum and dad are happy where they are and I’m happy where I am.”