Eden Hazard told to consider leaving Chelsea FC this summer
Roberto Martinez opens up about Eden Hazard's future at Chelsea FC
Roberto Martinez has suggested that it could be the “best time” for Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea FC this summer.
The 27-year-old’s situation has been a constant source of speculation this summer after Chelsea FC failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League following their fifth-placed finish last term.
Real Madrid have long been linked with a move to sign Hazard and that transfer talk has heightened since the playmaker admitted that he may be considering his future this summer.
Hazard still has two years left to run on his current deal with the Blues, meaning that they are not under any great pressure to sell him this summer.
The former Lille star helped Belgium to finish in third place at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.
And his national manager Martinez has admitted that it could be a good time for Hazard to consider his future and a possible exit from Chelsea FC.
Martinez told Cadena Ser’s ‘El Larguero’ radio show: “It could be the best time [for Hazard] to try something different.
“He is a player who has maturity and a lot of leadership. His play is based on talent.
“Hazard could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career. He could fit in any team in the world.
“Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it’s a good time for [Chelsea] and for Eden [to split]. I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea FC confirmed the appointment of new boss Maurizio Sarri over the weekend after the Blues opted to part company with Antonio Conte.
The west London side also moved quickly to bring in Jorginho as their first signing of the summer.