The Belgium International has been linked with a summer exit
Eden Hazard joined Chelsea from Lille in the summer of 2012 and is one of the club’s undisputed stars. He is considered one of the best players in the world after performing at the highest level over the past few seasons.
Despite Blue’s struggle last season, the Belgian 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.
Though the Premier League giants finished 5th in the Premier League and missed out on the the Champions League Football for the upcoming season. It’s the second time the club have missed out on a top 4 place in the past 3 years.
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.
He has been linked with a move to Real Madrid in the past transfer windows and with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving them to join Juventus, the Spanish giants could make a move for him.
The English side are keen to keep hold of their star this summer but no longer have the Champions League football to use as a bargaining tool.
Hazard made new claims about his future and hinted he could join the Spanish side.
“After six wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different,” he told Belgian outfit HLN as quoted by Express.
“Certainly after this World Cup.
“I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go.
“You know my preferred destination.”
“I don’t know – I spent six years in England,” he responded to questions over his future.
“And I’ve played a good World Cup.
“In the future, you never know.
“So now I will go on holiday and we will see.”