Danny Mills has urged Chelsea to ditch Eden Hazard and take the money at the end of the season.
Hazard has been in the headlines once again this week after scoring the winning penalty in the Europe league semi-finals, to send us into the final against London rivals Arsenal.
Hazard has dreamt of playing for Madrid since he was a young lad and it is expected that he will sign for the Spaniards, especially since he is out of contract at the end of next season and has not shown any desire to sign a new deal.
And Mills admits Hazard going will leave the club with a dilemma, as they cant afford to lose the Belgian for nothing in 12 months time.
“I would assume [he will leave], he’s got a year left on his contract and they’ve got to cash in,” Mills said on the Daily Express website.
“They cannot let him walk away for nothing and how productive is he going to be next season.
“Chelsea are now in a real difficult situation, because are they going to be as successful next season if Hazard leaves?”
Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic has claimed everybody should respect Hazard’s decision at the end of the season.
Hazard is one of the best players on the planet and is an integral piece of our success, especially as he is the clubs top goal-scorer with 26-goals in all competitions this season.
It is no secret that Madrid are huge fans of the Belgian superstar and are reportedly ready to hand him his dream move to the Bernabeu, especially as he has shown a desire to want to leave.
And Kovacic has admitted that we fans should back his decision if this is his final season at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Kovacic said: ‘Eden is great, he’s a great guy and an amazing player.
‘For every club, he would be important. For Chelsea, he’s the most important player.
‘But in the end, it’s his decision so I think everybody should respect his decision and it’s on him now.
‘He did amazing years at Chelsea, this season was also great so let’s see what he will do.’