Ditch Real Madrid idea as Loftus-Cheek wants 26-goal hitman Hazard at Chelsea next season
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek has admitted that he wants star man Eden Hazard to stay this summer.
Hazard has been in the headlines on a daily basis over the past few months with constant speculation regarding his future, and fans will finally find out in the next few weeks whether of not he is heading to Madrid in a deal worth around £86 million.
It is no secret that the Belgian has a desire to play in La Liga, but reports have suggested that Madrid will not announce any potential deal until after the Europa League final at the end of the month.
But Loftus-Cheek has claimed Chelsea players are desperate for Hazard to stay put but believes the club must accept his decision should he end up at Madrid this summer.
‘I think he will be remembered as one of the best players to have played for Chelsea, but also one of the best players to have played in England,’ the Chelsea and England midfielder told CNN Sport.
‘I think what he has done for Chelsea over the past seven years is remarkable and he’s helped Chelsea win Premier League titles, Europa League titles.
‘He is such a talented player but he’s still got time left to improve and be even more magical,’
‘As a club then Chelsea thanks him for what he has done if he does decide to move on but we all want him to stay obviously.
‘I think just being around him, just being able to play with him and kind of observe how he is as a person and a human being.
‘He’s a very nice person, he is so focused on what he does. He has a quiet confidence about him that is rare I think.
‘It’s good to see all the different personalities. He’s very quiet and focused; someone else might be loud and vocal. He is definitely one of the best players I’ve played with.’
Many in the Premier League would to see Hazard stay at the club, especially since he is one of the biggest players in the English game. But keeping hold of him would be a financial mistake as they could lose a massive £86 million by getting rid this summer.