Chelsea news: Hazard leaves fans smiling, Lampard to get striker as target told to make move, Striker opens up about £180,000-a-week deal
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Dimitar Berbatov has urged Chelsea target Luka Jovic to make a move to the Premier League.
After a very impressive season in the Bundesliga last year, Jovic became hot property in the game with some of the biggest clubs in the game all linked with possible moves, but in the end it was Real Madrid who secured a transfer deal for his services.
But this season has not been the best in Madrid for Jovic and he has only managed two goals for the Spaniard, leading to rumours he could leave, and that has led to alot of speculation that he could head to the Premier League, with Frank Lampard reportedly interested in a deal, and amid all the transfer speculation, Berbatov has urged Jovic to make the move to England: “Luka Jovic is still a really young footballer and he had a great season with Eintracht Frankfurt which earned him a move to Real Madrid, at the moment things aren’t going his way but let’s not forget that he has Karim Benzema ahead of him,” the Bulgarian told Betfair.
“For me, Benzema is one of the most underrated players in football at the moment, he scores so many goals and he often doesn’t get the recognition he deserves.
“It’s difficult for Jovic, because he has to get ahead of the Frenchman, but when Zinedine Zidane gives him another chance I hope he takes it, scores goals and shows what he was doing in Germany, if not he has two choices: be patient and work hard, or go to England or somewhere else he can play.
“Like me, he is from the Balkans and we like life a bit too much at times, so I hope that success and his move to Real Madrid hasn’t gone to his head too much, that can be dangerous and he needs to be disciplined.
“I was in his position when I was at Bayer Lerverkusen, I was the same age and ahead of me was Ulf Kirsten, who was a God at Leverkusen and one of the best German strikers ever.
“I was in that position thinking ‘why the f*** am I not playing, I deserve to play, I demand to play’.
“You think lots of stupid things because you’re young and you think you know everything but with a bit of patience, hard work and good people around you to tell you the truth about the situation, it helps. That’s one option.
“The other, if you want to play immediately, you choose to go on loan or find a club that will buy you so that you play more, if Jovic is in that place right now I can see him being useful to a number of clubs in the Premier League.”
Tammy Abraham has commented on reports he is demanding £180,000 a week at Chelsea or asked to be the highest earner at the club.
Since the arrival of Frank Lampard in the summer, a lot of the younger players at Stamford Bridge have been making a massive impact on the side and have played so well this season, that wemay in fact get back inside the top four spots and get Champions League football for next season.
But one youngster has been very impressive this season and that is Abraham, who is now easily the clubs number one striker and is the top scorer so far this season after repaying the faith that Lampard showed him at the beginning of the season.
However, there has been some shock reports that he could decide to leave the club at the end of the season if he does not get the contract that he desire, with reports suggesting Abraham is holding out a for bumper pay packet after reportedly turning down the latest contract offer.
The highly-rated 22-year-old has seen several of his fellow academy graduates signing new contracts at the club, with the brilliantly gifted Callum Hudson-Odoi recently signing a whopping £180,000-a-week deal, and reports have suggested that Abraham believes that he deserves a contract similar to his England team-mate.
However, he has been concentrating on trying to regain full fitness, according to the Telegraph, but has not made these demands and And the goalscorer, 22, relayed his thoughts on Instagram.
It Read: ‘ProperChelseafc.
“Tammy Abraham has not demanded £180,000-a-week salary or asked to be made the highest earner at the club. Abraham had been concentrating on trying to regain full fitness befoe Chelsea players were sent into isolation (Via Matt Law | The Telegraph)
So all those fake reports can shush!!
Tammyabraham1 responded: ‘Finally some real news
Ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard has admitted his first season at Real Madrid has been bad.
Hazard was constantly linked with a move to Madrid but we did not want to sell their star player during any point of his Stamford Bridge career, but we were forced to sell the Belgian last summer or risk losing him for nothing.
Madrid then came calling and paid a massive £80 million to secure his deal, despite the fact that his contract was up at the end of this season. But despite all the hype surrounding his move to Madrid, it has not been the start to life that many expected.[the_ad id=”164″]
Injuries, lack of fitness and his inability in front of goal, in which he has only netted once this campaign, has meant that there are little rumours that Madrid may give up on the Belgian and could sell on, if there is a chance to sign either Kylian Mbappe of Neymar from PSG.
But Hazard, who netted 21 goals in his final season, has opened up and admitted that he is looking ahead to the next one after his stuttering start, He told Belgian broadcasterRTBF>: “My first season at Madrid has been bad – but not all of it.
“It’s been a season of adaptation. I’ll be judged on the second one. It’s up to me to be in good shape next year.
“The group is good; it’s been a great experience for me. I still have four years on my contract.”
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