Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has insisted Belgian playmaker Eden Hazard must decide whether he wishes to commit his future with the Blue’s and extend his contract worth around 350,000 pounds (450,000 dollars) a week.
The 27-year-old, whose initial contract runs till June 2020, has ignited interest from the Spanish capital after a stunning World Cup in which he enlivened Belgium to their best ever finish of third. In any case, Sarri said Chelsea’s offer was on the table and now the ball lay in Hazard’s court.
Hazard, who joined Chelsea for 32 million pounds from Ligue 1 furnish Lille in 2012, spoke often about the quandary he faces in penning a new deal for the Blues or taking his shots at Real Madrid.
“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.
”Eden is very important for us, like every special player. He’s important for his club. I think the club is available to sign a new contract immediately, but it’s up to him if he wants to renew or not. I want Eden here, of course, but I want him here if he wants to stay here.”
-Maurizio Sarri; source: Evening Standard
The major risk Chelsea facing is if no contract extension is concurred by next summer, Hazard might be sold or else the club would risk losing him to no end toward the end of the 2019-20 season.
“I know very well that there are discussions between the club and the manager of Eden every week, I think, so if there is something new, the club will call me immediately.”
The issue (most likely) isn’t about the weekly wages. N‘Golo Kanté as of late penned a club record deal worth £290k per week. The Belgian proposed wages is around £300k, most likely more. In the event that he wants a higher structure, Chelsea is probably not going to back out.
Hazard issue (likely) isn’t family or the general atmosphere in Stamford Bridge. Apparently, Hazard, his wife, and his children are quite living fine in London, and he says he’s very happy to play for Chelsea these days, particularly as he partakes in Sarri’s tactical philosophy (SARRI BALL).
The main issue with Hazard is legacy and honour. At 27 years of age, this is probably going to be Hazard’s last opportunity to fulfil his Madrid dream. On the off chance that he stays put in London, he’s a nailed-on as a Chelsea legend — and he’s as of now making the most of his situation as the Blue’s leader with or without the captain’s band.
Meanwhile, Cesar Azpilicueta, one of the longest-serving players at Chelsea, penned another four-year contract on Tuesday.