Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea was unsure during the summer, with Real Madrid keen on signing the Chelsea star.
Los Blancos have been chasing Hazard for many years now, and last summer was the height of it as even Hazard never assured he was going to remain at the club.
Hazard at the time had two years left on his contract and at the end of the season, it will be one year left on the Belgian’s contract.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken about Hazard’s future and he thinks it was easier for Chelsea to keep Hazard with two years left on his contract, but it’ll be a more difficult ordeal when the season ends as Hazard will have one year left.
“It was an easy decision, especially now, because at this stage how much can Eden cost?” Fabregas told the Evening Standard.
“Not many teams in the world can buy Eden Hazard. He still had two years left on his contract.
“Next year if he has one year left, that’s a different story. You don’t have as much power as a club. Eden is one of the best players in the world.
“But having two years left, especially how the market is, it’s basically impossible to sign him up. I don’t think it was that hard from the club.”
Hazard is yet to put pen to paper on a new deal, and the Blues are hoping Hazard will sign a new contract before the end of the season, to put away Real Madrid’s long time interest in the Belgium captain.
Hazard has been in great form this season, having scored six goals in seven games including a brilliant solo goal against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.