When you think of the best players to play in the Premier League over the last decade, one who immediately comes to mind is Eden Hazard. The enigmatic Chelsea no.10 has been terrorising defences on a weekly basis since making his big money move from Lille back in 2012. He arrived in West London as a 21 year-old with huge potential and he's certainly lived up to that.
He's played instrumental roles in two Premier League title winning campaigns along with winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League in a trophy-laden spell at Stamford Bridge, but it now looks like he's heading towards the exit door. Over the last 18 months speculation surrounding his future has been rife as he approaches the final months of his contract.
Once we reach the summer, the Belgian will have just 12 months remaining on his deal with Chelsea and his reluctance to commit his future to the club makes it look like he may well indeed be departing. He would walk into pretty much any sides starting XI in Europe but the club he's been so strongly linked with are Real Madrid, who're still reeling from the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.
The lure of a move to Real Madrid is absolutely massive and any player in world football would be lying if they said they weren't tempted by the prospect of linking up with Zinedine Zidane & co. But in Hazard's case it looks like this could well be happening in the near future, joining his national teammate Thibaut Courtois in swapping Chelsea for the Spanish capital.
This season could well be his last in England and it's fittingly been his most productive, contributing 28 goals in a stellar campaign for the Blues. The Premier League title is well out of sight, but the Europa League looks very winnable so if he is to depart, he'll want to do it in style.