Chelsea star Eden Hazard has caused a stir in the media when he claimed that he has already made a decision on his future.
“I know what I am going to do,” Hazard told RMC speaking about his future. “I have made a decision.”
Hazard’s contract expires in the summer of 2020, and the 28-year-old had previously revealed that he’s been torn between staying at Chelsea and moving to Real Madrid, although he has often revealed his love for the Spanish giants.
Hazard, who has scored 15 goals in all competitions for Chelsea this season, has now revealed he has made up his mind on where he would play next season but didn’t reveal the exact details.
Extra details have emerged from Hazard’s interview with RMC Sport, and although he refused to reveal where his long-term future lies, he insisted he will remain committed to Chelsea until the end of the season regardless of what happens.
He said: “For now, the only thing to think about is playing well for Chelsea.
“I have a year-and-a-half left on my contract, everyone knows. My decision will be known soon, but it’s not something that affects my mind.
“I think about it, but without thinking about it. When I’m in the field, I just want to play. We’ll see what happens after.”
Asked again if his mind is already made up, Hazard said: “Yes, more or less.”
On when he will announce the decision he has made, Hazard revealed he will wait for the right moment.
He added: “I do not know, we’ll see. I will wait for the right moment.”
Everyone seems to be convinced that Hazard will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, and there were reports that he wanted to leave last summer, but Chelsea made it clear to him that he won’t be leaving.
According to reports, Hazard has told friends he intends to join Real Madrid, and Chelsea have slapped a £100million price tag on him despite only having a year left on his contract come summer.
For Maurizio Sarri, the Italian has revealed that Hazard is free to leave if he wants to.
“Eden is 28. If he wants to go, I think he has to go,” Sarri said.
“Of course, I hope for the opposite, I hope he wants to stay here. He has the potential to be the best player in Europe at the moment.”