Earlier this week Chelsea star Eden Hazard sent shockwaves throughout the world of football after announcing that he knows what he is going to do at the end of this season.
The Belgian has been linked with a move away from Chelsea for a number of years now, most frequently with Real Madrid, who are also the favourites to sign him. Hazard told French radio station RMC earlier this week: “I know what I am going to do. I have made my decision,” sparking speculation that he is headed for the Bernabeu.
Should he leave, it would be a huge blow to Chelsea and their ambitions moving forward, with Hazard being their attacking talisman and crucial to the way in which Maurizio Sarri wants his team to play.
The Sarri appointment was likely made in order to try and keep Hazard at the club, with the Italian bringing an attacking, progressive philosophy with him to Stamford Bridge, contradicting the pragmatic ways of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte of years gone by.
However, the Italian’s standing at the club isn’t particularly strong, with the team currently battling it out for a place in the top four and Sarri has already publicly called out his players, saying they are tough to motivate. But should Hazard swap the Premier League for La Liga this summer?