Chelsea star Pedro has hailed Real Madrid target Eden Hazard as the clubs most important player.
Hazard has started the new season in fantastic form and already has nine goals to his name in all competitions, helping Maurizio Sarri to an unbeaten start to life in the Premier League.
It follows a very impressive campaign last season, in which the Belgian winger hit seventeen goals and scored the winner in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, which gave Antonio Conte his second title in English football in two seasons.
His performances however, has led to a lot of speculation that he could depart the club at the end of the season and fulfil his dream of playing for Madrid, who are ready to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo with the presence of the skilful, tricky and speedy Belgian.
But Pedro has admitted that Hazard is the most important player at the club, amid speculation that he could yet sign a new contract with the club and ignore a possible move to La Liga.
“He’s the most important player here. He’s a star for us,” he told Chelsea TV.
“Eden is playing very good. It’s very good news for us that he’s in very good form.”
Will we be able to replace Hazard if he does in fact depart Stamford Bridge?
The man is a superstar and there is no one out there that is able to do half the things he can do on the ball, so replacing him will be a difficult job for Sarri next summer, but he will have over £200 million in transfer funds to try and fill the void of the Belgian.
So even though i will be very sad to see him leave the club and strut his stuff in La Liga, I just hope that the player that comes in will be adequate.
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