“I Have Made A Decision” - Chelsea Supremo Gives Huge Indication He Is Ready To Leave Club
If you can pinpoint when the saga surrounding Eden Hazard’s supposedly impending departure from Chelsea began, then you have a far better memory than any of us here at The Sportsman.
Hurrah then, that the magisterial winger may have signalled the end to the palaver if his latest comments are anything to go by.
“I know what I am going to do. I have made a decision,” Hazard told the French radio station RMC in regards to the speculation surrounding him joining Real Madrid in the summer
Those will those good memories will recall that Hazard created a similar furore having decided to leave Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012 to grace the Premier League with his presence, to failing to inform where the results of that decision lay.
The then-21 year old was a three-way tussle with Manchesters United and City also vying for his signature before electing to join the recently crowned European Champions in West London.
Hazard’s contract at Chelsea expires in 2020, having given no indication of willingness to extend, despite Chelsea tabling a rumoured £300,000 per week salary for him to stay (The Express).
The Belgian is highly expected to jump on the Galactico conveyor belt that continuously rumbles at Real Madrid, who have been batting their eyelashes at him for a good period now.
It’s no secret that Los Blancos have failed to adequately replace Cristiano Ronaldo since his transfer to Serie A side Juventus last year, with Hazard one of the few players with the capabilities to step up to the plate that the Portuguese parted from.
Hazard is widely regarded as a contender for Chelsea’s greatest player this side of the millennium, having helped the side collect every domestic trophy available at the top English level, including two further league titles.