Toxic dressing room! Chelsea urged to complete £100 million transfer deal
Stan Collymore has urged Chelsea to sell star man Eden Hazard to change the dynamic in the dressing room.
Hazard may be one of the best players at the club, but it is widely expected that this season will be his last at Stamford Bridge as he is seeking a mega money move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, who are reportedly ready to seal a £100 million deal.
And despite many fans wanting the star man to stay put, Collymore has claimed they need to get rid of Hazard, and the toxic dressing room.
“Eden Hazard needs to leave Stamford Bridge – to rid Chelsea of its toxic ¬dressing room,” he wrote in his Daily Mirror column.
“Nothing against the Belgian, who I rate one of the best in the world, but it’s time for the club to cash in.
“Losing a player like Hazard would leave a massive hole. But £150million is good business for a 27-year-old. He’s a wonderful talent but I’ve got a nagging feeling he’s part of the problems at the club.
“Jose Mourinho was lukewarm towards him, Antonio Conte wasn’t overly keen, and now he is part of a crew whose bottle Maurizio Sarri has questioned in the last few weeks.
“I have to say that while Hazard would be the stand-out name, I could see Chelsea ridding themselves of a few more so-called big-hitters.”
Here is what we think.
Yes Hazard has put in some impressive performances this season and yes his goals have kept the club in the hunt for a top four spot, but all the speculation surrounding his future has not been good for the club for some time now and letting him leave will be a huge weight lifted off the clubs shoulders.