Our Chelsea fans here in the Transfer Tavern are preparing themselves to lose one of their best players to La Liga giants Real Madrid for the first time in their recent history, despite his recent dip in form. Indeed, other top European clubs have had to deal with Los Blancos poaching their players for some time and it looks like it could finally happen at Stamford Bridge.
The story that continues to rumble on this year, is that of Eden Hazard being linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer. ‘Los Blancos’ seem set on making Hazard one of their new Galactico signings this year, as they look to overhaul the club and shift out fringe players – although the Belgian’s recent form may have started to be a cause of concern for Madrid.
Hazard is reportedly stalling on a new contract offer from the Blues in order to agitate a move to Madrid, should current boss Zinedine Zidane stay in charge.
If the move was to take place, then the Chelsea board have the tough task of replacing the Belgian and with his talent and ability, it will surely take someone special to sweeten our Blues in the bar. With that in mind, our landlord has been taking a look around Europe and thinks that these two players may be the answer…