Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been the talk of the season, not only because of his brilliant form that has seen him being tipped as the best player in the world, but also his future, as the Belgium captain is torn between staying at Stamford Bridge or moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Real Madrid have been chasing Hazard for a long time now, and they tried to sign the Chelsea star during the summer, but Chelsea kept hold of him. Hazard will have one year left of his contract at the end of the season, and it’s unclear to see if Chelsea can still keep a hold of him.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck has insisted the club will do everything to keep Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
“Every Chelsea fan in London and around the world loves Eden Hazard, and he’s not only a great footballer but I think he’s a wonderful lad,” Buck said.
“We want him to stay and we will do what we have to do to entice him to stay.”
When Buck was asked if Chelsea would be forced into selling Hazard if a new contract isn’t signed by the end of the season, he replied: “Let’s see how it goes between now and the end of the season.”
Hazard on the other hand hasn’t hidden his intention to move to Spain and recently admitted that he’ll like to make the switch so that he can win the Ballon d’Or.
This has prompted former Real Madrid chief Roman Calderon to slam Chelsea for keeping hold of Hazard and insists that the Blues should allow the 27-year-old his dream move to Madrid and stop treating him like a slave.
“There is no point having a player with you if he doesn’t want (to be there),” Calderon told beIN SPORTS.
“Slavery was abolished a long time ago.
“Now the point is what Chelsea has decided to do, that will be I suppose a matter of money.
“If the player insists on doing what he’s publicly saying, it will be difficult for Chelsea to keep him and for Real Madrid it would be fantastic news I have to say.
“Now, I see he’s the player of Cristiano and Messi’s time.
“They are still playing but let’s say that he’s the player who’s going to receive from them the inheritance of being the best player in the world.”