Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has opened up and admitted that he would like to work under Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
After months of transfer speculation and rumours in the media, Hazard finally departed the Bridge during the summer transfer window in a deal that will cost Madrid over £80 million in transfer fees.
He has barely found the net, his weight has been a concern and he does not look like the player that shone so much here, but he has had to watch the lads begin the new season in fine fashion under the guidance of Frank Lampard.
Lampard’s impressive coaching has taken the Premier League by storm as he put together a strong side with exciting young talent and no transfers, due to the season-long ban the Blues were dealt with by FIFA in the summer.
The Real Madrid star is impressed with the way young players like Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi have adjusted to the first team, and has admitted that he would like to work under his former team-mate.
Hazard told Sky Sports when asked if he would like to have played under Lampard: “Yeah, of course.
“When I watch them, [there is] no Hazard but it is a party. “They can score a lot of goals, the fans are happy, they are third in the league, it is going to be a great season.
“They just need to stay there and win games.
“We all know Willian, Jorginho they are very good.
“Also with the young players coming through, it is great to see the club high and I hope they can stay there.”
Napoli may be willing to sell Kalidou Koulibaly for Just £69 million, alerting the likes of Chelsea.
There have been some reports in the media suggesting that we are planning for potential new signings in the coming transfer windows, as we have been given a date for their transfer ban to be appealed. and it will mean that Frank Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.
And one name that will be high up on the shopping list is that of Kouliably, who is easily regarded as one of the finest central defenders in Seria A, and around Europe.
Koulibaly has been outstanding for Napoli over the past few seasons and his performances has attracted all sorts of interest from the games biggest clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid and even Barcelona all joining us in the chase for the defenders signature.
Now, according to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, President Aurelio De Laurentiis plans to overhaul the Partenopei squad with Koulibaly, Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne, Allan, Elseid Hysaj and Faouzi Ghoulam also set to depart.
And the recent report also suggested that Koulibaly may actually be on the market for just £69 million in the January window, which is well below the £150 million that the Italians placed on his head during the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid star Eden Hazard has claimed that Frank Lampard could become one of the worlds very best managers.
There were many in the media who were surprised that we made the decision to hand Lampard the role as coach during the summer, especially as Maurizio Sarri handed the club the Europa League cup and Champions League football, and especially as he had limited time in the game as a boss.
But despite all the criticism at the beginning of the season, the legend has got this very exciting, young side playing some brilliant football and there are many out there that believe that this side could do some amazing things over the next few seasons.
And when asked if he was surprised by Lampard’s impact at the Bridge while on international duty with Belgium, Hazard told reporters that he believes that his former team-mate has the managerial ability to go on and become one of the games best managers.
He was quoted on the Sky Sports website: “No, not at all. I know Frank as a player, not as a manager, but he’s a great guy. He’s showed already after four months that he can be one of the best managers in the world.
“The good thing is that they are playing with young players, young English players. For England it’s good, for Chelsea it’s good. They are lucky to have young players with quality.
“I don’t know [if the transfer ban has actually been good for Chelsea]. Maybe with two or three more players, they would be first. When I saw them play it’s nice, they all play together.
“I still have good friends there. I follow them all the time. They are winning at the moment so I’m just happy for them.”
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