Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid after a brilliant start to the season.
Former Premier League player Danny Murphy believes Hazard would be passing up the chance to become the greatest player in Chelsea’s history if he chooses to leave for Real Madrid.
Murphy believes Hazard has a lot to gain by staying at Stamford Bridge.
“The more I read about Eden Hazard, the more impressed I am,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“People will say if he wants to win the Ballon d’Or he has to go to Real Madrid, because it’s another step up from Chelsea.
“But this is all just an assumption, because, maybe he doesn’t want to win the Ballon d’Or.
“Maybe he’s alright on his £250,000-a-week, with his beautiful house in London, with his family happy and enjoying going into training every day, being Chelsea’s top goalscorer and being the biggest fish in the pond.
“So, is he content with being one of the top players in Europe and living in London, playing for Chelsea for the rest of his career?
“Because if he is, he will go down as the greatest Chelsea player ever, that’s for sure.
“He’s nearly there now, and if he stays another five years… you could be talking about another 120 goals.”
Hazard is already Chelsea’s tenth top goalscorer in history and he can surpass Frank Lampard as Chelsea’s all-time top scorer if he scores another 120 goals as Murphy suggests. If Hazard stays at Chelsea, he will definitely surpass Lampard’s record if he continues with his current goalscoring rate.