Something sensational! Blues legend Hasselbaink tells Chelsea to get Eden Hazard deal wrapped up
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Chelsea need to hand star man Eden Hazard a new contract after their transfer ban.
FIFA say Chelsea have breached “art. 19 of the Regulations in the case of twenty-nine minor players and to have committed several other infringements relating to registration requirements for players.
The club have appealed the decision but, if it is upheld, it will mean that owner Roman Abramovic will not be able to acquire the type of players that will help get the club back to the very top of the game, something he may need to do with rumours Hazard wants out.
Hazard is out of contract at the end of next season and all indications suggest he will not sign the £350,000-a-week deal and will indeed pack his bags at the end of the season and sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
But former Chelsea ace Hasselbaink has announced that signing Hazard back up to a new contract will be a huge priority for the Blues, telling Sky Sports: “Even more so, because they can’t replace him, or even get somebody who they can work on to become as good as Hazard.
“I know they have already bought (Christian) Pulisic [from Borussia Dortmund], but they will need to add more if they lose Hazard.
“It is about Hazard believing in Chelsea – and them persuading him to sign a longer contract and believing in the club.”
Here is what we think.
Hazard has already made up his mind about his Chelsea future so it would be a massive surprise to see him stay with the club, especially since he wants to become the best player in world football, and also wants to win the Champions League.
They would have to offer him something sensational to keep hold, and that would mean the kind of contract that Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are currently receiving.