Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi insists he made the right decision to stay at the club amidst interest 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, report Evening Standard.
Despite that setback, he signed a new five-year contract worth more than £100,000-a-week with the Blues last month, and says he’s happy with the way things have worked out.
“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.”
With the Blues unable to sign players until the end of the season because of a transfer ban, Lampard has given opportunities to young players like Hudson-Odoi, midfielder Mason Mount, striker Tammy Abraham and defender Fikayo Tomori.
“We’ve done really well,” said Hudson-Odoi. “We had a slow start but picked up really well.
“The camp is more buzzing because we have an ex-player back as manager. It’s a great feeling for us.
“We’re all enjoying our football at the moment, happy and smiling. It’s a great vibe around the camp, everyone wants to be there.”