The speculations are over about the future of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, as the Belgian has now revealed that he’s set to move to Spanish side Real Madrid.
Hazard has been coy about his future and had refused to say much about the Real Madrid rumours, but after Chelsea’s Europa League triumph against Arsenal on Wednesday night, the Belgian has now admitted that he’s ready to leave Stamford Bridge after seven years at the club.
Pushed on his future after the final whistle in Baku, Hazard told BT Sport: “I think it is a goodbye. My dream was to play in the Premier League and I did that for 7 years with the best team in the world.”
“I talk about my decision already. I said that two weeks ago. Now it depends on the club, both clubs,” Hazard added.
“I’m just waiting like you wait, the fans wait, we will know in a couple of days. I think it’s a goodbye, but in football you never know.”
Chelsea signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January, but Chelsea defender David Luiz has revealed that Hazard is irreplaceable, comparing him to the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Luiz then went on to encourage Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi as one who can replace Hazard in future.
“That’s either Messi or Ronaldo [who can replace Hazard],” Luiz said after the win over Arsenal.
“If he goes I just wish him all the best. He is a fantastic player, friend and guy.
“I think we have many, many talents within the club who can replace him.
“Callum [Hudson-Odoi] is great. Callum has known this club since he was young and he has the talents to one day try to be like Eden.
“It didn’t start so well because of the injury but it is time for him to improve in other sides [of his game].”