Sign on that dotted line! Hazard ready to snub Real Madrid and sign Chelsea contract
Chelsea are all set to hand Eden Hazard a new £300,000-a-week deal, which he will reportedly sign according to reports.
We have all seen the headlines, read the constant reports that he is leaving the club at the end of the season and heading over to La Liga, where he believes is his best chance to win the Champions League and Ballon D’Or titles.
It fact there is such belief that he is leaving the club that many fans are wondering just whom will replace the great man, with Kylian Mbappe, Gareth Bale, Christian Pulisic and even Neymar reportedly on the shopping list of the Chelsea hierarchy, who will have £200 million to spend if Hazard left.
But according to the Daily Express website, he is now ready to snub the Spanish side at the end of the season and commit to a new £300,000-a-week deal, which will make him the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge, and in fact one of the biggest premier League earners.
Chairman Bruce Buck has come out recently and admitted that they will look to entice Hazard into staying on and signing that all important contract, that everyone at the club wants to see him stay and how important he is to the immediate success of the club, so offering him such a big contract is the obvious choice.
But right now Hazard is too conflicted and has even admitted lately that he is torn on whether or not to stay at Chelsea or Join Madrid, telling Sky Sports: “I want what’s good for me, but I want what’s good for the club because the club has given me everything.
“I don’t want to say: ‘Yes, I am signing a new contract’ and then in the end I don’t end up signing. So I will see. Sometimes in my head, I wake up in the morning and think I want to go. Sometimes I think I want to stay. It is a hard decision. It is my future. I am 27 and I will turn 28 in January. That’s why I spoke after the World Cup and I said that I think it is time to change because I played a great World Cup.
“I am really in the game, I am playing good football at the moment. Real Madrid is the best club in the world. I don’t want to lie today. It is my dream since I was a kid. I was dreaming about this club. We will see. I don’t want to talk about this every day. I don’t have time but we will talk about my future soon. I think so.”
So even though the Belgian is a star performer and a huge player for the club, we believe that this deal will not happen and Chelsea will need to offer Hazard a wage of around £500,000-a-week before he decides to stay, and even then he may not sign it.
It would be welcome news for Hazard to sign a deal, but until he signs on that dotted line, it is just another Hazard rumour.