‘Losing Hazard will be difficult’ announces Chelsea great after decision made by superstar
Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has admitted ‘it may not be easy’ for many at the club to accept Eden Hazard’s departure at the end of the season.
The Belgian has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent times and with one year left on his contract he could depart Stamford Bridge over the summer, as reports have suggested the Spaniards are ready to make a £80 million offer for his services.
Chelsea do not want to lose their star man at the end of the season, but also do not intend to let him leave in 12 months time for absolutely nothing, which could be the case if he is forced to stay one more year.
And the Belgian has recently revealed that he has already informed Chelsea of his decision in the summer, and is just waiting to see what happens, something Di Matteo claims would be a shame for the Blues.
“It would be a real shame for any club to lose a top player like Hazard,” Di Matteo told Sky Sports.
“But I don’t think it will be as easy as that because if you take into account the transfer ban Chelsea have, I’m not sure they are going to let anyone leave easily that they don’t want to.
“It’s understandable that there might be some intention from him to have a different experience at a different club and in a different league after many years at Chelsea.
“But he’s got a contract and at the end I guess they’ll have to sit down and see what solution they can find.”
Maurizio Sarri is a man that knows he has a huge task on his hands trying to get Chelsea back to the very top of the games, especially as they cannot sign new players for the next two transfer windows.
But losing Hazard will be the biggest blow of the all as the Belgian is why Sarri is still in a job this season, his goals have helped Chelsea achieve their goals of getting back inside the top four and reaching finals.
But the Italian is right, and if hazard has informed Chelsea that he wants to leave, like many have speculated, then fans will surely have no grudge against his decision, especially since he has given everything for the club over the last seven seasons.