Our Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping the Chelsea board can tie down one of their best players in recent years.
Much has been made around Eden Hazard and a potential summer move to Real Madrid but the Blues are not going to let their £90m-rated man leave without a fight, indeed Hazard would fetch more than double that in today’s market, according to our barman.
The Stamford Bridge outfit need players like Hazard in the team if they are to start fighting for trophies and titles again next season.
Furthermore, our regulars feel that the Chelsea board need to break the bank to entice Hazard to stay and keep him away from the growing presence of Real Madrid. A deal reportedly worth around 300k a week is said to be on the table for the Belgian.
Our landlord takes a look at two reasons why tieing Hazard down to a long-term deal, could be Chelsea’s best bit of business for years…
By allowing arguably their best player to leave shows every club around Europe that Chelsea are not the big club they perceive to be, unless Hazard truly wants to go in a manner akin to Cristiano Ronaldo all those years ago. Chelsea need to tie up the Belgian and show their intent of keeping stars, while attracting the best players from around the world.
If Hazard commits to the Blues, this could potentially pull other targets into the club and hopefully see the back of the unsatisfactory transfer windows they’ve seen recently.
By throwing a reported 300k a week towards Hazard, show the club are prepared to start matching the likes of United and City in the market. Money talks nowadays, and to see a club paying big wages can only start to attract the best and most ambitious players around.
Chelsea after this season will surely be reinforcing and getting ready to try and win their third title in five years.