Thursday, Oct 22nd 2020 5:34 PM

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Hazard says goodbye to Chelsea


Hazard has revealed that he might be leaving Chelsea after helping them to win the Europa cup last night. Eden Hazard has strongly hinted his two-goal performance in Chelsea’s 4-1 Europa League win over Arsenal will be his final appearance for the club. The Belgian is entering the final year of his contract at Chelsea, who value Hazard at £130m, but Real Madrid are confident of signing him for no more than £88m. Hazard, who has been with Chelsea for seven seasons and won six major honours with the club, He said after the match, “I think for the fans, for the boys, for the manager, for the staff, this is a great trophy to win.

“I don’t know yet [where my future lies]. I think it will be decided in a few days. My target today was to win the trophy that’s it. That was the only thing in my mind.

“I took my decision already. I said that two weeks ago. Now it’s depending on the club. Both clubs. I’m just waiting. We will see. We will know in a couple of days. “I think it’s a goodbye. But in football you never know. My dream was to play in the Premier League and I did this for seven years for one of the biggest clubs in the world. Maybe it’s time for a new challenge.”

  • Maurizio Sarri praised Hazard’s personality

Maurizio Sarri praised Hazard’s personality after the final and revealed he had been expecting Hazard to leave Chelsea for some time.

Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri shake hands as the forward is substituted in the Europa League final
Eden Hazard and Maurizio Sarri shake hands as the forward is substituted in the Europa League final

“As you know he’s a wonderful player but you have to spend 2-3 months to understand him as a man,” said Sarri. “When you’re able to understand him as a man he’s a wonderful man. “I knew that Eden wanted to leave, of course, but as I say in every press conference I want to respect his decision. Now I have to speak to my club.”

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