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Frank Sinclair: A move to Madrid is the next step for Hazard

Discussion in 'English league' started by Football cyborg, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair opined that Chelsea's superstar Eden Hazard needs to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid in order to match Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

    The Belgium international has forged a reputation as one of the world’s top creative playmaker and a move to Madrid would allow him to test himself at the very highest level, with it likely that Madrid will seek to test Chelsea’s resolve if they choose to part with Gareth Bale.

    The Belgian has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has openly expressed his desire to have him included in his squad which was been the driving force behind Real’s interest in getting him on-board last year.

    Despite Zidane's decision to step up as Real Madrid's boss, it's believed that the club are likely to be keeping tabs on him this summer considering his performances at Stamford Bridge which has lifted him into a talent bracket alongside the global elite.

    Chelsea finished fifth in the Premier League this season, missing out on Champions League football for next term. While Sinclair hope that Hazard commits his long-term future to Chelsea, however, he admit that it may be the right time for Hazard to move to Real Madrid adding that the player may benefit from a change of scenery.

    The 27-year-old has won many trophies at Chelsea. But Hazard is said to be unhappy at the tactics of manager Antonio Conte. Lately, he has chosen to avoid speaking openly when it comes to the question of his future in England and possible fresh terms in west London.

    The former Blues defender Sinclair told Sporting Bet : "I think for Hazard to be mentioned in the same category as Ronaldo or Messi, he would have to move to a club like Real Madrid.

    "Chelsea will be doing everything they can to keep him there for at least another year, but Real Madrid were linked heavily last year and could come back in for him again.

    "With Bale potentially leaving Madrid, I think Real will have a list of players that they will want to replace him with, and I believe that Hazard will be on there.

    "Hazard is a crowd-pleaser and definitely a big-name player that Madrid like to bring in. I think if you put him on that stage and at a club like Real Madrid, he'll improve and become a better player."

    Considering the recent development at the Stamford Bridge, former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen admitted he fears Hazard calling time on his Stamford Bridge career. Chelsea could lose Eden Hazard this summer and then struggle to find anyone to replace him.

    "I hope so," said Gudjohnsen, when asked if he expects Hazard to stay at Chelsea. I'm afraid, I'm afraid maybe not, but from what I understand he seems very happy.

    "He wants to know where Chelsea are going, what direction, which coach is coming, whether [Antonio] Conte is staying or someone else. A lot will depend on how Chelsea present the future to him to convince him that he should be there for a long time."

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