Former Chelsea star Bolo Zenden has urged Eden Hazard to quit the Blues and make the big move to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
After months of rumours, we thought we had heard the last of reports linking Hazard with a move away from the club this season as Maurizio Sarri seemingly convinced the Belgian that Stamford Bridge was the best place for him to be.
And it seemed to have hit the right note with Hazard as he started the new season in some of the best form of his career, putting in a number of impressive performances and scoring half the goals he managed in the whole of last season.
However, his continued great form has only added fuel to the fire that he is all set to leave the club at the end of the season to join the Spaniards, as they have kept a close eye on him over the last few weeks and are ready to splash close to £200 million to complete a possible deal.
And Zenden has urged him to quit Stamford Bridge, telling the Daily Mirror: “It will be hard for Chelsea to keep him, with Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain around. He needs a move to Barcelona or Madrid to be up there, classed with the best in the world.
“Yes, he has done it in England. But with that platform of having played for the likes of Barcelona or Real, that is what they look for when they decide the player of the year.”
“If you see Neymar going for £198m, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo around £100m, then he will be up there as one of the biggest fees in history – and he should be.”
Is it time for Hazard to leave Chelsea? Here is what we think.
It is no secret that Hazard loves it here and is very happy at the moment, but it is also no secret to see that he wants out and believes he will not achieve his goals of winning the Ballon D’or or Champions League if he stays.
So even though we do not want to see him leave, it is time to start lining up possible replacement as e would be very surprised if Hazard stayed put next summer and didn’t leave to join Madrid.
But who could replace the little Belgian?
Get the Chelsea word out there!