Chelsea urged to win trophies in order to keep their key player

The player has been linked with an exit

Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered as one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.

The winger has scored 98 goals for the English side in 300 appearances. He has claimed two Premier League titles during his time in west London, along with FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.

Despite Blue’s struggle last season, the Belgium International featured regularly for them and managed to score 17 goals in all competitions. He was very influential against Manchester United in the final of the FA Cup as he scored the winner in the 1-0 win, helping the team to grab their 8th FA Cup title.

The 27 year old has been one of the stand out players in this year’s World Cup, scoring 3 goals and assisting 2. Though Belgium were defeated by France in the semi-finals but they defeated England in the third place play off.

The Belgian has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past couple of  transfer windows and with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving them to join Juventus this summer, he has again been linked with a move to the La Liga giant.

With the European transfer window still open there has been speculations that he can still join the Spanish side. However, he has returned to training after post World Cup holiday.

Maurizio Sarri even ruled out a move as it would be impossible to replace him right now and claimed that the player is happy at the club amid transfer links.

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit has urged the club to win trophies in the upcoming season if they want to keep hold of Hazard.

“Players want to win trophies – you know your career is short,” Gullit told BBC Sport.

“Hazard came to Chelsea to win things, not just to play well and earn a lot of money, and he still wants to win trophies – major ones – now.

“Chelsea have to create that opportunity for him – if they can’t, then you cannot blame him if he does want to leave.

“Can they do it this season? It is too early to tell.”

Read Also: Maurizio Sarri insist Chelsea star is happy at the club

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