Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has revealed Eden Hazard is the kind of player he would pay to watch.
The Belgian has been linked with a move Real Madrid this summer and according to Loftus-Cheek, Hazard is irreplaceable.
“The main attraction over the last seven years at Chelsea has been because Eden is playing,” said Loftus-Cheek, according to Standard Sport.
“He can do stuff that amazes you and that’s what you pay your money for. He’s the kind of player I’d pay to watch.
“It will be very difficult to replace him. I don’t think you can replace him, he’s that good and his contribution to Chelsea has been immense.
“Everyone at the club loves him. I’m proud as a supporter and a team-mate to see what he’s done — and he’s not finished yet.
“He is so good, he can decide a game on his own. Hopefully, he’s at his best tonight because we are going to need him.
“You see Eden, like with Lionel Messi as well, they are out of the game for a bit, then boom, they go through three or four players and score — that’s what the best players are able to do.”
Loftus-Cheek was 16 and working his way through Chelsea’s junior ranks when Hazard joined from Lille for £32million in 2012.
“From a young player coming into the team years ago, it was good just to observe how Eden prepares for the game and performs,” said Loftus-Cheek. “He’s quiet and so focused.
“But even though Eden has reached the level he has, he just wants to enjoy his career. You have to enjoy it at the top level because you play your best football when you do.
“You can see from Eden, he is carefree but with the focus at the same time, which is why he is able to perform.”