Hazard opens up on Zidane as Chelsea told to sign £100 million hitman Icardi
Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard says he is pleased Zinedine Zidane has returned to management after the French legend took his place back at Real Madrid.
After guiding Real to a third successive Champions League title last season, Zidane made the shock decision to pack his bags and leave the Bernabeu, with some reports suggesting that he was ready for a fresh challenge, but Santiago Scolari could not recreate the great form of the Spanish giants that Zidane managed and in the end he was let go just a few weeks ago, with Madrid opting to tempt Zidane out of his year out and take him back to the club.
And Hazard. who has been linked with a move to Madrid over the past few months, has admitted that he is very happy that Zidane is back in management.
In an interview with RMC, he said: “I’m not a Real Madrid player but as a Zidane supporter, I’m very happy he came back because football needs Zidane.
“For Real and their supporters, it’s good, for other teams, a bit less because Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane win a lot.”
The Chelsea star, meanwhile, refused to discuss reports that he is a Real Madrid transfer target.
“My future is not something that I want to talk about right now. There are rumours left and right but for me, I have another month with Chelsea.”
Meanwhile, Former Blues hitman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has urged the club to try and sign Mauro Icardi during the summer transfer window.
It is no secret that we are currently fighting a transfer ban for the next few windows, but they are confident that it can be overturned and have been lining up a number of possible summer signings, just in case they are able to splash the cash and signa few players.
And one player that has been on the radar of Maurizio Sarri is that of Icardi, who is an absolute superstar at Inter Milan and their main source of goals, and Hasselbaink has urged the club to delve into their transfer kitty and land another striker in the coming window.
‘Chelsea are in desperate need of proven firepower so I would love to see them make a move for Lewandowski or Icardi this summer,’ Hasselbaink old Bwin.
‘Icardi would be my preference as I’m a little bit worried about Lewandowski’s age.
‘I think Icardi is a more realistic target while also being more likely to adapt to the Premier League.
‘Lewandowski is a superb striker but he is the wrong side of 30 and we have seen with Higuain that England is not an easy place to come at that stage of your career.’