As reported by The Express, Chelsea are set to complete a major deal with star Eden Hazard that will see him become the highest paid player in the English Premier League.
While Chelsea have put a significant focus on player recruitment over the last two summer transfer windows, just as important is retaining the talent they already have available and they don’t come much better than Eden Hazard.
The Express reckon that the Blues are ready to offer him an eye-watering £300k-a-week to stay at Stamford Bridge on a new contract, a significant upgrade on his current wage of £220k-a-week.
The report reckons that would make him the highest earning player in the entire division, more than even Paul Pogba earns at Old Trafford.
The paper say just a few minor details are set to be ironed out after the international break, quashing any speculation that he may be on to move the Real Madrid.
There’s no doubting Eden Hazard has been one of the biggest talents in the English Premier League over the past few seasons and in today’s market, if you want to retain that kind of talent then you need to cough up the money.
With 72 goals and 65 assists during his five year spell at the club, he has a direct goal contribution to rival the best around in England and coming into his prime at 26 years of age, that kind of firepower could be the basis on which success is achieved at Stamford Bridge in the seasons to come.
So yes, he is worth the money and Chelsea are doing well protecting their position with one of their most influential assets.