Martinez explains why Hazard should look to leave Chelsea

Date published: Tuesday 17th July 2018 9:47 - Matthew Stead

Eden Hazard should “try something different” and leave Chelsea, according to his national team manager.

Hazard has stoked the fires of speculation surrounding his future by suggesting that it is still his “dream” to join Real Madrid.

The winger enjoyed a phenomenal World Cup campaign, only increasing his value in the case of a possible sale.

He also has two years remaining on his Stamford Bridge contract, with Chelsea reluctant to sell.

But Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes the 27-year-old should consider an exit.

“It could be the best time to try something different,” Martinez told Cadena Ser.

“He is a player who has maturity and a lot of leadership. His play is based on talent.

“Hazard could carry a new project anywhere in the world. He is at the best moment of his career. He could fit in any team in the world.

“Players need new challenges and new projects. Perhaps it’s a good time for [Chelsea] and for Eden [to split].

“I would be very surprised if Chelsea didn’t have big offers for him right now.”


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