Belgium Boss Weighs In On Hazard's Chelsea Future Amid Real Interest
Belgium Boss Weighs In On Eden Hazard's Chelsea Future Amid Real Madrid Interest
Amid interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has weighed in on Eden Hazard's future at Premier League outfit Chelsea.
The 27-year-old, who is reportedly a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Santiago Bernabeu, captained his country to their best finish at a World Cup, when the Red Devils took third place at the 2018 edition in Russia.
His national coach Martinez, a former English top-flight manager, feels it may be "the best time" for the Belgian to move should he want to leave Stamford Bridge.
"It could be the best time (for Hazard) to try something different," the former Everton manager told Cadena SER.
"Hazard could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career. For me, it is very easy to answer that question.
"He could fit in any team in the world. Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it is a good time for (Chelsea) and for Eden (to split).
"I would be very surprised if Chelsea did not have big offers for him right now."
Hazard had an exceptional 2018 World Cup, contributing with two goals and three assists in Russia.
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