Chelsea great Hoddle gives his verdict on Hazard transfer

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 12/04/2019

Former Chelsea player Glenn Hoddle has given his verdict on the Eden Hazard transfer to Real Madrid, according to report.

Real Madrid has been craving to sign the attacker for the past season and with the return of Zinedine Zidane to the Santiago Bernabeu dugout, it seems the move to sign Hazard is close as ever.

"If [Lionel] Messi hangs up his boots how do Barcelona replace him? Hazard is not in that category but how do Chelsea replace him, they can't," Hoddle told BT Sport.

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"I don't see anyone out there who can do what Hazard does for Chelsea week in, week out. I can see him in a white shirt next season and really enjoying his football there.

"Next week against Liverpool, if those two full backs play, he's going to have to almost play as a defender and you don't get that in Spain. Personally, I hope he stays.

"He is enjoying his football at Chelsea because if he wasn't playing in a team that passes the ball and move around he would have left already and I think that's what's pulling on his heartstrings a little bit.

"He really has to think "do I want to go and play for Real Madrid, one of the best teams in the world", he deserves to because he is a wonderful player. I think he will go, but is he joining them at the wrong time because Real Madrid has a lot of rebuilding to do.”

Chelsea has already completed the deal to sign Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and he could be a perfect replacement for Real Madrid bound Hazard.