Maurizio Sarri has told Eden Hazard that he can win the Ballon D’or here at Chelsea, amid speculation leaving for La Liga is his only option.
Hazard is looking to carry on his great start to the new season and add to his eight goals when we take one a very weak Manchester United side later this afternoon, but rather than the media focusing on how brilliant he has been this season, they are all writing about his future at the club.
Hazard has made no secret of his desire to join Real Madrid, with the Belgian admitting in the summer that he was ready for a switch, and he has made no secret of the fact that he is still considering leaving us at the end of the season and signing for the La Liga giants, as he believes that a move to Spain is the only way he can challenge for the Ballon D’or.
But Sarri, who convinced Hazard to stay after his arrival from Napoli, has told Hazard how important he is to the side and how he can still win the Ballon D’or if he commits to the new £300,000-a-week contract offer we have reportedly placed on the table.
Sarri told Sky Sports: “It will be very important for us if he remains. I think also that he can win everything, also the Ballon d’Or, here. For example, if Chelsea will be able to win the Champions League and the Belgium national team will be able to win the European cup (Championships), he will be able to win everything – without playing in Spain.”
Hazard still has two years to run on his current deal at the club and if we cannot convince him to sign a new deal by the summer, then we may be forced to let him leave as he could leave for nothing just 12 months later.
Is Sarri right? Can Hazard win the Ballon D’or here?
Sarri is definitely right and all Hazard needs to do is help us win some silverware and score 30-40 goals a season, which is very doable if the Belgian can carry on his great start throughout the course of the season.
He is a world class player playing for a world class coach that is building something special, and if we can add a few more faces then there is no reason why we cant go on to dominate Europe and give Hazard his chance to win the Ballon D’Or.