Chelsea fans are fearing the worst over Eden Hazard’s latest comments, after the Blues’ talisman said it might be time to discover something different.
Reports last week linked both Real Madrid and Barcelona with swoops for Hazard, and his comments after Beglium’s win over England are concerning to say the least.
Hazard scored a lovely goal to take his tally to three for the World Cup as England were swept aside in the third-place playoff.
“After 6 wonderful years at Chelsea it might be time to discover something different,” the 27 year-old said following the win.
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“Certainly after this World Cup. I can decide if I want to stay or go, but Chelsea will make the final decision – if they want to let me go. You know my preferred destination.”
Of course, the good news is that he is still under contract and Chelsea will demand an astronomical fee if he goes, but as Liverpool found out with Philippe Coutinho, if a player wants a move to one of the Spanish giants he usually gets his wish.
The Belgian wing wizard scored 12 times in the Premier League last season, and would leave a gaping hole in the Blues’ attack if he decides to leave.
Fans have been freaking out on Twitter about the comments, and you can find some of the best reactions down below…
He can be replaced. Football moves on, we will be a successful club way after Hazard goes its part of football. To be fair to the lad he deserves his Madrid move.
— Jake ??????? (@JakeAdamson_) July 14, 2018
Chelsea isnt liverpool, we dont need to sell our best player to buy, Roman will keep his fist firm, has 2 years left on his contract and Real will move to someone else.
— Kaio Hyzel?? (@HyzelKaio) July 14, 2018
— Jenny Brown (@cfc_jb) July 14, 2018
My heart ???
— Light? (@Amro_Alzeiq) July 14, 2018
Give Hazard everything to stay. Make him the captain.
— Joe Amart (@joe_amart) July 14, 2018
Run down his contract if he can’t sign. Let him go for free when he’s 30
— . (@MKIREMA_) July 14, 2018