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. Indeed, while other top European clubs have had to deal with Los Blancos
The story that continues to rumble on 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.
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 appease the Blues in the bar. Our landlord has been taking a look around Europe and thinks that these two forwards may be the answer…
The Lyon man is having one of his best seasons to date in Ligue 1, Nabil Fekir is the pivotal point of Lyon’s attacks and with his 21 goals and seven assists in 34 games, our punters can see why. He is in a similar mould to Hazard with his dribbling skills and ability to spot a pass.
Rated at £45m by Transfermarkt, the Frenchman could be a shrewd move in the summer window.
Another Frenchman who will surely be in hot demand in the summer is Antoine Griezmann. Indeed, he has already been touted with a move to the Premier League with Man United, however, the deal didn’t happen when many thought it would. The classy midfielder would fit right in at Stamford Bridge and should surely become a fan favourite in no time, giving the Blues that extra sprinkling of stardust.
If Greizmann was to join Chelsea, the fans would be very happy with that bit of business and feel like times could change for the London club.