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Alternative targets to Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi
Moussa Diaby, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Myziane Maolida among recommended alternatives, according to Football Whispers.
Last Updated: 28/01/19 1:37pm
Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi has rejected a new contract amid interest from Bayern Munich - but which other players match up to the 18-year-old?
The in-demand youngster started and scored during the 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday, with the Bundesliga champions tabling a fourth bid in the region of £35m to prise him from Stamford Bridge.
But which other players across Europe's top-five leagues would be alternative targets - or potential replacements? We sourced the three most similar youngsters to Hudson-Odoi using Football Whispers' data...
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
PSG winger Moussa Diaby has produced several stellar performances alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe this term since coming on as a half-time substitute and scoring in a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne in September.
After a brief loan spell with Crotone in Serie A last season, the 19-year-old has now scored twice and assisted five goals during just 536 minutes in Ligue 1 this term.
The graphic below compares Hudson-Odoi's per-90 stats from his two starts in the FA Cup this season with Diaby's numbers in Ligue 1 and reveals how both players are strikingly similar in style.
Jacob Bruun Larsen
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Football Whispers' data suggests Borussia Dortmund winger Jacob Bruun Larsen would be next best alternative to Hudson-Odoi, having racked up 11 starts with two goals and an assist during 830 league minutes this season.
The Denmark Under-21 star joined the club from Lyngby in 2015 and was briefly loaned to Stutgart last season before breaking into Dortmund's first team during this campaign.
Hudson-Odoi appears to be more likely to run with the ball and create chances, in addition to being more clinical in front of goal, while both players' distribution stats are evenly matched.
Ligue 1 side Nice splashed £9m to sign Myziane Maolida from Lyon in the summer, but the 19-year-old is yet to score after 834 league minutes in the south of France, but has assisted three goals.
The youngster has played as a centre forward and left winger in equal measure during this campaign - striking similarities with Hudson-Odoi in his forward-thinking distribution and chance creation.
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