Eden Hazard responds directly to talk he could quit Chelsea for Real Madrid
Eden Hazard talks up his admiration for Real Madrid but insists that he is currently happy at Chelsea
Eden Hazard has insisted that he is “happy” at Chelsea but has refused to rule out a transfer to Real Madrid in the future.
The Belgian playmaker has earned a reputation as one of European football’s finest attacking talents since arriving at Chelsea from French side Lille back in 2012.
Hazard was in fine form for the Blues on Wednesday night as he helped Antonio Conte’s men to secure a 4-0 win over Qarabag to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The 26-year-old has been relentlessly linked with a move to Real Madrid over the past few years but the playmaker has always ended up staying at Stamford Bridge.
And despite admitting that he may one day want to sign for the La Liga giants, he has insisted that he is perfectly happy with his current situation at Chelsea.
Speaking to French outlet Canal+ after Chelsea’s win over Qarabag, Hazard said: “I am always very fine at this club. I still have two years of my contract [left].
“When I feel the desire to leave, I’ll leave. But, for now, I’m a Blue.
“We know the admiration that I have for Real, but I’m at Chelsea. Every year, things were said about me but I stayed.
“In Lille, I was announced in Paris, but I stayed. And in Chelsea, people always said that I’m leaving, but I’m still here.”
Chelsea are now preparing for their crunch Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening as they look to continue their push for the title.
The Blues won the Premier League in style last term but didn’t have the distraction of European football, as they concentrated only on domestic affairs.