Hazard has been strongly related with big-money transfer to Santiago Bernabeu after repeatedly praising Zinedine Zidane this season
CHELSEA icon Michael Essien fears Eden Hazard will pack his bags for Real Madrid next summer.
Hazard, who has completed 19th on this yr’s Ballon d’Or, has been strongly related with a big-money transfer to the Spanish giants.
The Belgian has been in very good shape for Chelsea this season and continues to fan the flames by means of speaking up Bernabeu boss Zinedine Zidane.
Real could be out there for a brand new attacker on the finish of the season as doubts linger over the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Hazard has prior to now spoken of his need to be topped the sector’s best possible participant, and is aware of his possibilities of successful it will enhance tenfold within the Spanish capital.
Essien hopes the 26-year-old remains at Stamford Bridge, however concedes there’s a prime probability he will surrender London to grow to be a Galactico.
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Essien advised Goal: “He could cross to Real Madrid to win the Ballon d’Or more straightforward. When we discuss Eden, he’s this kind of excellent participant.
“He’s very fast, excellent at the ball. He’s very robust, he could also be little however he’s robust, accept as true with me! It is difficult to get the ball off him.
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“He’s this kind of excellent participant and we’re glad to have him at Chelsea however I’d perceive why Madrid could be taking a look at him.
“He is proving it week-in, week-out. At the instant he’s crucial participant [at Chelsea].
“When you’ve gotten Hazard, he can at all times do one thing. He can at all times create one thing to do one thing with the ball.
“He makes targets for himself or others. He has that magic contact. I believe that Chelsea wish to renew his contract.
“You don’t need your best possible gamers to depart and we’d like him on the membership. I believe he’s handiest motivated about taking part in soccer.
“He just enjoys playing football. It would take a lot of money to replace him [at Chelsea] but I hope that they can tie him down for a long time.”