It is Time For Hazard To Leave Chelsea


Danny Higginbotham a former defender in Premier League believes it is a matter of time before Hazard leaves Chelsea.

“Eden Hazard would be a massive player for Real Madrid,” the former defender-turned-pundit told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“He’s a phenomenal player and he’s only getting better all the time. He hasn’t even reached his peak.

“He’s been the best player in the Premier League this season and he’s really enjoying his football at Chelsea under Sarri. He has freedom playing on the left of a front three, he’s got a really good understanding and partnership with Olivier Giroud and it’s very fluid. It works for him.

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“But, when a Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling, it’s very difficult to refuse.

“A lot of players’ dream destinations, especially foreign players who come to the Premier League, are Barcelona and Real Madrid.

“If Real Madrid were to come in for Hazard it would be very difficult to turn them away, no matter the size of the club you’re already playing for.

“You only have to look at the examples – Ronaldo, Suarez, Courtois, Coutinho, Bale…

“I honestly thought Hazard was going to go in the summer.

“But Hazard is a player where Real Madrid, like they did with Ronaldo, could say, ‘It’s OK, we’ll wait for you’.”