Marcotti opens up and claims Real Madrid target Hazard could sign big Chelsea deal

Eden Hazard could still sign a new contract at Chelsea if Real Madrid do not come calling, claims European football expert Gabriele Marcotti.

It is no secret in the media that the Belgian superstar is eyeing up a big money move away from the club in order of fulfilling his dreams of winning the Champions League title and possibly challenging for the Ballon D’or title,  and after the appointment of Zinedine Zidane,  it is widely expected that the Belgian will reject the contract offer from the club and sign for Real.

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But Marcotti has claimed that Hazard could actually still sign a new contract, if Madrid do not come calling in the summer window, especially as they have a number of other targets they would like to acquire.

“[Hazard joining Madrid is] not inevitable,” Marcotti said on ESPN FC. “We always need to remind ourselves of this, whether it’s Hazard or [Paul] Pogba.

“Real Madrid do not have infinite resources, despite what people think.

“They’ve spent a lot of money on Eder Militao already. They can only buy one, possibly two, A-list superstars on top of that.

“And beyond that if they want to buy more they need to go and get rid of players. Chelsea are respecting that, if the offer comes in the summer, he’s going to go.

“If it doesn’t come, because he’s only got a year left on his deal, if it doesn’t come and they’re not that interested in him, and Chelsea offer him a new contract, which they will, then he’s going to stick around.”

Here is what we think.

It would be a massive shock to see Hazard here at the end of the season, but Marcotti is right and if Madrid do not come calling, then we will be keeping the Belgian.

But do we really want a player that wants to leave?

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