Eden Hazard’s form so far this season has been nothing short of phenomenal, but such good performances bring more and more transfer rumours. The only side he is being linked to at the moment is Real Madrid, the same club that have been sniffing around the Belgian for a few years, and the player himself hasn’t ruled himself out of a future move.
However, over the last week, Hazard has admitted that he won’t leave Stamford Bridge in January regardless of any concrete offers that his current employers might receive. The pint-sized wizard has said most recently that he will only leave the Blues “on good terms”, alluding to the fact that he will not force them into a sale.
He claimed that he was not allowed to leave West London following his sparkling World Cup showing, “Chelsea were clear to me, I could not leave, I accepted it,” he explained to Telefoot. “Leaving or staying, I knew I was going to be happy. I do not regret at all.
“I will never clash with a club. If I leave Chelsea, I will leave on good terms.”
It sounded almost like an indirect dig at his international team-mate, Thibaut Courtois, who left the club under a cloud of smoke over the summer. The towering goalkeeper went behind the back of the Chelsea officials and used the 12 months left on his contract to force through a move to the Spanish capital.
After agreeing a six-year contract with Los Blancos, the former Atletico shot-stopper made it clear that he wanted Hazard to follow him and while he still might, it didn’t materialise straight away. The current Premier League leading scorer has said that he won’t jump into a decision whether it be over a new deal with Chelsea or a transfer to Real Madrid but it certainly looks like he’ll see out the 2018/19 campaign in London.