The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping that Eden Hazard will remain at Chelsea for the foreseeable future. The Belgian has been the Blues’ most important player since he moved from Lille in 2012, and he has continued in that vein this season under Antonio Conte.
With every good player, though, comes transfer speculation. Hazard is, undoubtedly, one of Europe’s best footballers, and so there are always going to be prying eyes watching his every move. That, inevitably, leads to concern over his future.
However, it appears as though Chelsea fans don’t need to worry about his future, with Hazard recently revealing, via the Mirror, that he plans to sign a new deal at Chelsea.
Speaking with Jack Rathborn of the Mirror, Hazard said: “I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign [a new deal at Chelsea]”. It’s the finality of this quote that is likely the most exciting thing, with Hazard – perhaps for the first time – noting that he ‘will’ sign a new deal.
This is huge news for the Blues, as it will likely pour cold water on any news of an imminent departure. Of course, contracts have proven to be fickle things in football, but with Hazard also revealing (via ESPN) to a fan that he will ‘never’ leave Chelsea – it’s easy for Chelsea fans to get excited.
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) January 11, 2018
Unsurprisingly, this has led to a lot of delight amongst our resident Blues, and it’s fair to say that it is a similar tale online. Chelsea fans have taken to social media in their droves to discuss the news, and it’s fair to say that they are pretty happy. With one fan claiming that the ‘amazing’ news has ‘made his day’, Hazard sure knows how to put a smile on the faces of the Stamford Bridge faithful.
See what else has been said below…
Eden Hazard is STAYING at Chelsea!! #CFC
— Roman Abramovich (@MrAbramovich_03) January 12, 2018
— Michelle Baker (@shelllbaker) January 12, 2018
— Abdulla AlBalooshi (@iAboodz) January 12, 2018
Wow. Huge scoop. Congrats! (Also, bloody amazing news – made my day!)
— Ben Pinkney (@benpinkney42) January 12, 2018
I actually beg your reliable
— Brian (@RubenLCheek) January 12, 2018
— Antoniooö (@yagxncfc6) January 12, 2018
— Jamal (@carefreejamal) January 11, 2018
Announce Hazard and Courtois contract extensions!
— Russian Maestro (@MagnificoMorata) January 12, 2018
— Rahul Patel (@Rahul_CFC) January 11, 2018
— James (@WoodJ654) January 12, 2018
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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