The chelsea attacking midfielder Eden Hazard, who also seeks to be the playmaker for the club wants to join Spanish team Real Madrid in the coming season.
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The Belgian enjoyed a superb World Cup and is seen as the ideal Galactico to appease Madrid’s fan base following the £88m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Blues would not even accept the second-highest fee of all time — the highest being £200m for Neymar. And they are even hoping Hazard can be convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond 2020, with a new contract worth around £300,000 per week set to be offered.
What will happen if Hazard swaps Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer?
Will the team be able to survive?
The stats look good for the Belgian superstar. Hazard was involved in 30 goals last season, scoring 17 and assisting 13. That’s nearly as many as Isco and Marco Asensio have got when their contributons are added together.
Isco scored nine and assisted 10 while Asenso netted 11 and made seven.
Hazard not only scored more and made more, he also has more shots than Isco and Asesnio per game.
However, there is a problem with Hazard joining to replace Cristiano Ronaldo. He is not naturally a striker and AS say his arrival would lead to an over-abundance of midfielders.
Boss Julen Lopetegui is a big Isco fan and he wants to give youngster Dani Ceballos more game-time too.
That, coupled with the arrival of Hazard, will inevitably lead to Marco Asensio getting less minutes.
Chelsea will play hardball with Hazard and insist he sees out the rest of his contract unless their demands for at least £150MILLION are met.
The Belgium superstar, 27, said after the World Cup that “it might be time to discover something different” with Real Madrid looking at a replacement for Ronaldo.
But new boss Maurizio Sarri is desperate to keep the playmaker and Chelsea will ignore any moves for him unless it suits them.
The club has reminded Hazard he still has two years left on his contract, with the option of another year.
They are willing to compromise by offering a generous new deal and asking Hazard to be the main man to spearhead Sarri’s new dawn.
The new boss hopes to meet Hazard as soon as possible – and claims he will know what the future will look like after their first training session together.
He said: “I like to look in the eyes of players and that usually tells me a lot.”
Any move – should the Blues eventually decide to let him go – to Madrid would require the Spaniards to pay a minimum of £150million.
Source: Dennis Oheneba Mitterrand/Pinkfmonlinegh.com