Ex-Tottenham manager Sherwood doesn't think Abramovich will force Hazard to stay at Chelsea
- Hazard's contract runs out next summer
- Roman Abramovich is hardly bothered by losing the Belgian for free as per Sherwood
- Chelsea's owner will reportedly not block Eden's move to Madrid
“Ultimately, it is down to Roman Abramovich as to whether Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer or not,” Sherwood told bWIN.
“When you have an owner who’s got more money than God, it’s difficult for a player to call the shots. If Abramovich decides he doesn’t want to let him go, he doesn’t have to. He’s not worried about him being in the last year of his contract and recouping some money so he doesn’t need to sell Eden Hazard."
Eden Hazard: “I have a lot of respect for Zidane. He was my idol. Thanks to him I began playing football.” pic.twitter.com/WNESmerRY0— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) March 22, 2019
“But will he do the right thing? If Eden wants to leave, I believe he will be a gentleman about it and let him leave Chelsea after the service he has given the club.”
It looks like Eden Hazard is set to play his final game for Chelsea when the Blues will line up against Premier League rivals Arsenal in the Europa League final on May 29. As per L'Equipe, a tier one French outlet, Real Madrid will announce the Belgian's transfer shortly after the Baku clash. The La Liga giants will pay around €100 million for the 28-year-old.
🔵 Eden Hazard was directly involved in more Premier League goals in 2018-19 than any other player:— Black Type (@blacktypebet) May 14, 2019
🏟 37 games
⚽️ 16 goals
🎯 15 assists pic.twitter.com/QJKLgzWfuX
Yet, Evening Standard, another well-respected news outlet deny L'Equipe - they claim 'Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is still holding out for the asking price of £100m plus'. That's why Hazard made the following claim concerning his future after the Leicester draw [0-0] in the final game of the Premier League season:
"I have made my decision, but it is not just about me. I'm still waiting. I told the club a couple of weeks ago. I wanted that [clarity] but that's not happened."