Chelsea transfer: Blues reportedly offered 111-cap former player
Representatives of Eden Hazard are sounding out Chelsea over a sensational return to Stamford Bridge for the Belgian, according to AS.
The 30-year-old left the Blues in the summer of 2019. He spent seven years in West London and departed in a deal worth £150 million.
His move to Madrid has been nothing short of a nightmare. He’s managed five goals and eight assists from just 43 appearances for Los Blancos.
Now, it would seem as though Carlo Ancelotti wants the player gone. He will look to put his own mark on the squad and Hazard isn’t part of that.
The report claims that Madrid will look for a fee in the region of £51 million for Hazard. As a result, it does seem highly unlikely that Thomas Tuchel will want to bring him back.
Chelsea aren’t particularly shy in the wide areas but they are desperate for a striker. If the club stumped up such a sum of money, they’d likely target a proven striker as opposed to Hazard.
Then there is the 111-cap star’s salary to consider. He earns a staggering £400,000-a-week at the Bernabeu and as a result, it seems unthinkable that Chelsea will return to sign him.
Hazard saga: Chelsea should forget signing former player and move on
Jose Mourinho famously called Hazard an ‘incredible player, but an awful trainer’, during an interview with Marca.
It goes without saying that the Belgian was fantastic for Chelsea. He scored 110 goals and claimed 92 assists from 352 appearances during his time in London.
He departed as something of a fan favourite and some would probably welcome the chance to see him back in the famous blue jersey.
Chelsea have to start looking forwards though. After last season’s success in the Champions League, it’s time to plan for the future and that doesn’t include Hazard.
Given his age, he wouldn’t be an investment for the future and the Blues should opt against an expensive short-term arrangement for their ex-player.
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