Michael Ballack: What I think about Eden Hazard’s Chelsea FC future
Michael Ballack delivers his take on Eden Hazard's situation at Chelsea FC ahead of the summer transfer window
Michael Ballack believes that Eden Hazard will naturally be thinking about a transfer to Real Madrid from Chelsea FC this summer.
The Belgian playmaker’s future has been a constant source of speculation in recent months due to the fact that his current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in the summer of 2020 and he is yet to pen a new deal.
The 28-year-old midfielder has been touted as a target for Real Madrid for quite some years and that speculation is likely to heighten in the coming weeks and months as the summer transfer window draws nearer.
Hazard has been in good form for Chelsea FC this season, scoring 12 goals and making 10 assists in 25 Premier League games for the Blues.
Now, former Chelsea FC midfielder Ballack has given his take on Hazard’s situation at Chelsea FC as the summer transfer window approaches.
Speaking in an interview with talkSPORT, Ballack said: “Normally with a club like that knocking on the door, of course it is in his head.
“It’s normal that he’s thinking about that because he’s an incredible player who would make a difference at any club, but hopefully he stays.
“Sometimes you have to consider other things when it comes to contracts – London is a nice place to live and he feels good with his team-mates.
“But you also have to give him an opportunity to win something. Over the last few years, Chelsea have lost a bit of the attitude of going into a season thinking they will win a trophy.
“If he starts feeling the club can’t give him that anymore, of course he will think differently, but as long as he has the feeling he can win something at Chelsea, hopefully it’s an option for him to stay.”
Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday with a trip to Fulham, before they take on Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League next Thursday night.
The Blues are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth last term.