Our star man, Eden Hazard has been a subject of talk all season, not just for his creatively beautiful play, but also because he has been stalling on a new contract.
Hazard’s current contract runs out in 2020. Meaning he only has two years left until he’s no longer legally tied to Chelsea. His contract situation has once again, reignited talks of a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer. As it stands, a lot of Chelsea fans are worried about the development, but while they have the right to be, I also think Hazard has earned the right to stall on a contract.
Hazard has been at Chelsea for 6 years, and in that time, he has dedicated himself to the club. He has carried the team when necessary, and added more value than most do their entire career.
In a new interview, the Belgian was quoted as saying he has deliberately stalled on signing because he’s trying to weigh options, and make the best decision for himself. He particularly said the awful season we have had has contributed to his decision too. He then, called on the club to sign quality players if they really expect him to stay and extend.
I think that is exactly the kind of things only a player who has vested emotions in a club would say. It would have been easier to just walk away or fight for an exit, but he surely feels at home at London, and wants to stay on.
Hazard wants our dear club to improve, and compete at top level again, hence that condition – which by the way, I think is very great. I mean, looking at our league position and struggles over the last few months, you can only agree with him. If you’re going to rate signings from the last summer, ours have to be the poorest in the league. So Hazard does raise a valid point, and one I think the board needs to address before the close of the current transfer window.
Hazard is 27, and has continually been compared with the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, without actually breaking into the top three of the world’s best footballers. Many believe that is mostly due to the players he plays alongside, and that would change if he moved to either Barcelona or Real Madrid. The man does want to stay at Chelsea, and like I said, he says he’s happy at London. However, there’s only so much he can take until he reaches the breaking limit. If Chelsea will not give the man what he needs to have a fulfilling career, then, one cannot blame him for wanting to find the same elsewhere. His heart is with Chelsea, but at some point, sentiments are beclouded by what is actually right.
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