Chelsea winger Willian has been so impressed by Callum Hodson-Odoi that he believes his young team-mate can become one of the best players in Europe.
The 18-year-old got his first start under Maurizio Sarri in a 4-0 win over PAOK in mid-week as the Blues cemented their place at the top of their Europa League group.
He scored a goal and bagged an assist to set up Alvaro Moata in an action-packed performance that saw the teenager heavily involved in his team’s moves in attack.
Speaking after the game, Willian was full of praise for the Ghanaian youngster;
“We know he has great quality,” said the Brazilian. “We knew already before that he can come easy and play for Chelsea.
“He is only 18. I think he has time to learn, time to play. For sure he will be one of the best players. I’ve already told him that I will be his agent in the future.”
The two-time Premier League winner also had advice for Hudson-Odoi.
“He has the potential,” said Willian. “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.
“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.”