Chelsea star Eden Hazard has been linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge this summer, but it looks like he is set to stay in South-West London.
However, this is unlikely a good thing for Eden Hazard’s career. The talents of the Belgian are wasted at Chelsea, as he should be playing for one of Europe’s best, not in the Europa League with Chelsea. Hazard is a player who should be aiming to win the Champions League.
Hazard scored 12 Premier League goals for the Stamford Bridge outfit last season. He won an FA Cup, but Chelsea finished outside England’s top four.
The 27-year-old winger is one of the top talents in the Premier League, and the true creative driving force at Chelsea. However, he is simply not surrounded by the standard of player to allow him to achieve what he should achieve in the game.
He secured a third placed World Cup with Belgium in the Russia World Cup.
Under Sarri, it is unlikely things will improve. Due to Chelsea starting almost every season with a new manager, there is a disjointed feel to the club. Rather than the managers looking to build a team around Hazard, they seek instant results. With it being reported Chelsea might want as much as €225m to let their star man leave Stamford Bridge, a move seems highly unlikely.
The winger has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. A team who have just won three Champions Leagues in a row would be more befitting of his talents. With Cristiano Ronaldo’s mega-money move to Juventus, this has perhaps left a gap for Eden Hazard to go and play a starring role in Europe’s most elite club. He would deeply regret not taking up this opportunity.
Eden Hazard is a player, who at his age is in his absolute prime as a footballer. The Belgian needs to ensure his prime years are not spent playing in the Europa League and not against Europe’s very best.