Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from European champions Real Madrid has raised question marks over who will come in to replace the Portuguese supremo.
Neymar and Mo Salah are among the names who stand out to take on the mantle, along with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe, who is valued at £108m by Transfermarkt.
Football.London report that Madrid are still sniffing around Hazard and when on the same pitch as Mbappe in the World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium, it was the Frenchman who shone brightest.
That indicates that if Madrid were to lure Hazard, Mbappe would be the ideal man to replace him at Stamford Bridge – there is no hotter prospect in world football.
Hazard is a brilliant counter-puncher, at his best when Chelsea are in the lead and need someone to lead them out of trouble and Mbappe is the same.
As soon as space opens up on the counter attack, the Frenchman completely comes into his own as he offers the perfect out ball for a team who defends deep the needs rest-bite.