Pat Nevin says Chelsea’s star players will be irked by the attention received by starlet Callum Hudson-Odoi in recent weeks.
The teenage winger has been publicly courted by Bayern Munich, who have had a £35 million bid rejected by the London club, who have also rejected a transfer request from Hudson-Odoi himself.
Nevin, who starred for the Blues for five years in the eighties, believes the attention lavished on the youngster this month will upset some of the club’s more established first-team players.
“If you’re [Eden] Hazard, you’ve been at incredible levels,” Nevin said on LoveSportRadio.
“If you’re Willian, you’ve been in a Brazilian World Cup team. If you’re Pedro, you’ve got Champions League and World Cup medals.
“You’re them and you’re looking at this kid who has done the square root of nothing and apparently everything is about him! You’d be fed up with him.”
Nevin did add, however, that such a deal would be good business for Chelsea and he can see where the 18-year-old is coming from.
“If he gets sold and he gets £35m for Chelsea, I suspect he’s paid back something of what he owes there.
“It might not be what Chelsea or any club wants, but if you get £35m for spending a good bit of time developing a player, that’s good business.
“I would much, much prefer the lad to stay but I understand he wants games of football.”