Rumour has it that Eden Hazard is close to finally agreeing to a Real Madrid deal, although the player says that his loyalty and focus for the rest of this season remains with Chelsea. Maurizio Sarri said to Sky Sports that a £100 million would be far too cheap when he referred to Hazard. This followed the Chelsea 2-0 Premier League win on Monday over West Ham. In this game, Hazard scored a single goal, which makes him even more expensive as a forward.
Chelsea – Madrid Agreement
Hazard’s contract with Chelsea comes to an end at the 2018/19 season, replacing him might be a difficult task for Chelsea. There is also the two-window transfer ban that counts against them, although the club already appealed against it. Eden Hazard from Belgium remains in the news and while all eyes are on him to reveal his decision regarding the next season. There are plenty of rumours that claim that Chelsea and Madrid are close to an agreement regarding the player. Hazard would make part of the substantial investment of LaLiga Club, following the return of Zinedine Zidane.
Eden Hazard told ESPN that at the moment he is only focused on Chelsea, there is one month to play, and they try to win the Europe League. He also shared that he wants the fans to know that he is focussed on only one thing and that is that his head is with Chelsea.
The Future of Eden Hazard
In the Premier League, Chelsea moved up to the third position by winning against West Ham. At the same time, the race to qualify for the Champions League is tight, and only five points separate the team in third place, which is the Blues from the club in sixth, Manchester United.
According to Hazard, Chelsea is determined to return to the Champions League, after missing it again during this season. It is now two years in a row that the players and the club miss the Champions League. That is the main focus at the moment, and the team is doing everything in their power to remain in the top four. At the moment there are also other rumours, and that is that Eden Hazard will not sign a new contract with Chelsea. Hazard will not be pressurised into signing any contract with Chelsea, and he remains firm by his decision even if Real Madrid threatens to hold him to his deal. This might force the Blues to accept Real Madrid’s offer, regardless of the price or whether the Spaniards matches their asking price.
On the other hand, Real Madrid feels overly confident that Hazard will be keen to agree to their deal, although they are reluctant to match the valuation of £100 million requested by Chelsea. His remarkable first goal combined with his performance made Chelsea review their asking price, he is worth much more, and they might force their hand. Hazards contract lasts until 2020, and for now, he does not agree to an extension.