Dan Burke

Arjen Robben urges Callum Hudson-Odoi to join Bayern Munich

"If you get that chance then you have to take it"

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has told Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi to take a leaf out of Jadon Sancho’s book and move to the Bundesliga.

The German champions have made a number of bids to sign Hudson-Odoi this month, the most recent of which is understood to be in the region of €40m.

But after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri accused the Bavarian giants of a lack of respect over their pursuit of the player on Friday, Dutch veteran Robben has urged the 18-year-old to shut out the noise and make a move which would be in the best interests of his career.

“He is one of the best (young players) in Europe. You are better off getting your chance and if you get that chance then you have to take it,” Robben told beIN Sports.

“For young players, it’s always the same. 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 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.”

According to Goal, Chelsea will report Bayern to Fifa if they find any evidence of an illegal approach to Hudson-Odoi.

An illegal approach would constitute contacting the player, family or their representatives without the permission of the team that holds their registration.