Sarri wants Hazard to follow Kante’s lead and sign new deal

Date published: Friday 23rd November 2018 2:44

Maurizio Sarri hopes that Eden Hazard is the next Chelsea player to commit their future to the club after N’Golo Kante signed a new five-year deal on Friday morning.

The France international put to pen to paper on a new contract reportedly worth £290,000-a-week, while it is understood that Chelsea are willing to offer in excess of that to get Hazard to sign.

There have been rumours over the last few years that the Belgium playmaker could swap Stamford Bridge for Real Madrid in the future.

However, Sarri is very clear that he wants Hazard to sign up as soon as possible.

 

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“This (Kante) is very important news, he is a very important player for us,” Sarri said.

“He is very important player for us in the defensive phase and is improving in offensive movements. Now he has to improve in the last 20-25 metres, he can score more.

“I don’t know about a new contract (for Eden). I don’t know about the evolution of a new contract, I think we can do it. I hope so.

“N’Golo, for us, is not just an important player. He’s a ‘determining’ player for us. So I’m really happy with the new contract. Clearly very pleased for him. And it’s a very important news.

“I know that David told something about him, that he doesn’t want to pay the bill in the restaurant. So he has a flaw like everybody. But I think he is a really professional player, very professional on the pitch and off the pitch.”

 

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