Loftus-Cheek reveals how he feels about Hazard's move to Real Madrid
- According to reputable sources, the Belgian will leave London shortly after the Europa League final.
- The Blues will earn around €100 million from the 28-year-old's transfer to the La Liga giants.
- RLC sang praises to Hazards and promised wish him all the best if he leaves.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek became yet another voice who tried to persuade Eden Hazard to stay at Chelsea.
The 28-year-old's move to Real Madrid is considered by some sources as a done deal, though others point out that the clubs did not agree on the transfer fee.
Hazard's desire to leave for the Spanish grand has been known for several months, especially since Zinedine Zidane came back to take charge of the club back in March.
French newspaper L'Equipe claimed that Real Madrid will announce the Belgian's transfer shortly after the Europa League final on 29 May. The La Liga club will pay around €100 million for the player.
L'Equipe's report stresses that Hazard's Stamford Bridge exit is 'inevitable' as the deal has been agreed 'across all parties' for several weeks now.
Hazard wants to go, we knew this for months. Madrid is his dream. But if Madrid don't meet Chelsea's demands (and Marina is playing hardball) then Eden is happy to stay. Chelsea want money upfront, Madrid want installments and around £86m, Chelsea want £100+. Till then, he stays.— Younes H-Hamou (@youneshh) 12 May 2019
Still, some Chelsea players try to do their best to change Eden's mind and convince him to stay.
"I've been singing that to his face, in the dressing room!" Loftus-Cheek told Sky Sports.
"I'm sure everyone at the club wants him to stay – players, fans, staff, management included.
"He's such a talent and a player who has contributed to the club massively over the last seven years, the titles he has helped the club win. Everyone has enjoyed watching him play over the past seven years.
"I'm sure the club thanked him for what he's done and if he does decide to move on then I wish him all the best."
Eden Hazard wrote a career plan when he was 18 & playing for Real Madrid was on it. He’s had his mind made up all season that he wants the move. So he’s very doubtful to ever sign a new contract at Chelsea.— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) 7 May 2019
So it’s lose him now & get money, or lose him next season & get nothing.