Marcos Alonso does not understand why Callum Hudson-Odoi would choose to leave Chelsea and the Premier League behind to join Bayern Munich.
Teenager Hudson-Odoi is the subject of heavy interest from Bayern, who are said to be ready to part with £35million to bring the winger to the Allianz Arena.
The 18-year-old has featured in just one Premier League encounter this season, coming on as a first-half substitute for Pedro during the 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day, before being replaced himself late on due to injury.
Head coach Maurizio Sarri and his assistant Gianfranco Zola have both implored Hudson-Odoi to stay put at Stamford Bridge, and left-back Alonso has followed suit.
“He is a good player, but he is very young,” said Alonso. “He needs to have patience and to be hungry and fight for a place in this team.
“That is all he needs to do, he has all the conditions to be a great player, now it is up to him to fight for a place here or try to find more minutes somewhere else.
“We are Chelsea, another great team, the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world, I don’t know why someone would go to Bayern Munich.”