Liverpool legend Carragher makes stunning Eden Hazard claim to leave Chelsea fans fuming
Liverpool legend and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has claimed that Eden Hazard is too good for Chelsea and needs to make that move to Real Madrid.
Hazard has been in superb form for Chelsea this season and is the main reason why the Blues are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot a Europa League title, but his brilliance on the pitch has not gone unnoticed as Madrid have shown a keen interest in trying to secure a deal.
After the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, Madrid have lacked creativity and quality of front of goal and need that ‘superstar’ to replace the Portuguese legend, and although they have been linked with PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, it seems they have their sights firmly on a deal for Hazard.
And after seeking Hazard put in another imperious display against West Ham, Carragher has claimed that Hazard needs to move on so that he can play at a higher level.
“To be honest I don’t think you can ever stop that (speculation around Real Madrid),” Carragher said on Sky Sports.
“Most players see that as the pinnacle, it’s happened at both our clubs, United and Liverpool , and I agree it’s sad in terms of not watching them week in, week out.
“But I almost feel like Hazard has to play for a Real Madrid or a Barcelona.
“He’s that good that there are some players you think just have to play at that level.
“No disrespect, but I think Hazard’s too good for Chelsea right now.
“I just think he’s that good a player.
“With Hazard, I think he’s one of the best players in the world and I think the best players in the world play at your Real Madrid’s and your Barcelona’s.
“At this moment, Chelsea aren’t. He’s won leagues with them, he hasn’t won a Champions League, but I think as an individual player he needs a Real Madrid on his CV to finish that career.”
It was some bold comment from Carragher and ones that will infuriate many Chelsea fans, but right now Hazard is playing above many of his teammates and considering he will be out of contract at the end of next season, taking the money now would be better than losing him for nothing at the end of next year.
Chelsea are at a crossroads right now and need to rebuild, but Hazard has big dreams and fulfilling them will be difficult at Chelsea, especially with the transfer ban coming up.