Eden Hazard’s future is the subject of intense speculation. The Belgian is now at the peak of his career and has been a key player for the Blues since his arrival at the club in 2012. This is a player who Chelsea will surely not want to lose at this stage as he is one of the world’s best attackers and also a leader within their dressing room.
Hazard’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in 2020 and he has yet to agree on a new deal. He has also been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid who is still searching for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo after the Portugal international joined Juventus last summer.
The fact that Hazard has yet to pen fresh terms with the Blues indicates that he is considering leaving the club. If he does not pen fresh terms by next summer, Chelsea will have no choice but to sell as they would then risk losing the player for a reduced fee or on a free transfer the following summer.
There is perhaps one way that Chelsea could keep hold of Hazard and that is by giving him the opportunity to play in midfield with his younger brother Thorgan Hazard. The youngster Hazard was previously on the books of the Blues from 2012-2015 but never managed a single minute of Premier League football for the club. Instead, he had loan spells with the likes of Zulte Waregem and Borussia Monchengladbach before joining the latter permanently in 2015.
Thorgan has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga this season and has so far gone on to score 9 goals from 16 League appearances for Monchengladbach this season. Monchengladbach is so far exceeding expectations in Germany as it is in second place on the League standings.
The 25-year-old Thorgan who boasts 19 appearances and three goals for the Belgium national team could be a perfect replacement for Cesc Fabregas. Perhaps Eden Hazard may also be tempted to stay at the Bridge if he gets the opportunity to play with his brother.
This is a player whom Sarri must push to sign.