Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a surprising £51million transfer to carry Eden Hazard again to Stamford Bridge this summer time – however it will be a divisive deal regardless of the Belgian’s hero standing on the membership.
Hazard has suffered a dismal spell at Actual Madrid since leaving Chelsea for £130m in 2019 and has scored only one league objective, along with his spell blighted by accidents, poor shows and extreme criticism from followers and the Spanish press.
He’ll go down as a membership legend with Chelsea having netted 110 occasions and serving to them win six main trophies, however supporters could also be on the fence about whether or not it is the fitting time for a homecoming.
Chelsea fan RORY JENNINGS provides his verdict on the potential for Hazard making a swift return to the Bridge after simply two years in LaLiga.
Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a surprising £51million transfer to carry Eden Hazard again
‘Do not return’ is a mantra I believe is usually price adhering to.
It isn’t unique to soccer – it may be utilized to jobs and ex-girlfriends – however I additionally assume it really works particularly effectively the place footballers are involved. There are after all exceptions and caveats (Paul Pogba to Manchester United springs to thoughts), however usually talking, I believe it is best prevented.
Nevertheless, the romanticism that exists in soccer is one thing that I maintain very expensive, and subsequently the considered bringing again any of Chelsea’s heroes to Stamford Bridge awakens one thing inside me. However that does not make it rational or wise.
The proper factor for Chelsea is to not go close to Eden Hazard. He has scored 5 targets in two seasons, he cannot maintain match, Actual Madrid are determined to get rid and I believe you can make a case that Christian Pulisic or Callum Hudson-Odoi are higher choices.
It will be ridiculous for Chelsea to signal an unfit participant who Actual Madrid need to offload
What message would his arrival ship to the younger gamers making an attempt to impress Thomas Tuchel?
We’ve got to ask – what signal does it ship to our academy gamers?
This summer time alone, we’re haemorrhaging gifted lads who assume their path to the primary crew is blocked.
Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi have led the cost out of Cobham, to the dismay of these of us who had been trying ahead to seeing such gifted younger gamers thrive within the coronary heart of the Chelsea defence.
I hoped Mason Mount and Co would have set the precedent to point out that the children coming by from Cobham can break by to the primary crew. The truth that so many younger boys who’re hooked up to the membership really feel the necessity to go away is a heartbreaker.
For us to signal a 31-year-old for £51million contemporary from two years with out a lot as a formidable efficiency is ridiculous if you consider the expertise now we have coming by – and what influence such a signing could have on their first crew aspirations.
Hazard’s return can be romantic for followers, however that does not make it the fitting resolution
You may argue that Chelsea are higher off with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic
Nevertheless, when Hazard is on tune there may be nothing prefer it.
Within the membership’s lengthy and esteemed historical past, solely Gianfranco Zola has arguably been higher than him with the ball at his ft.
Hazard is a very mesmerising participant who I imagine had the expertise to be the most effective footballer on the earth.
Why he by no means fairly reached that degree and his present state might be debated for eternity, however what is not up for debate is how good he was for Chelsea.
There may be nothing prefer it when Hazard is on tune however it’s best to by no means return in soccer
Hazard was mesmerising for Chelsea however we do not want him with the expertise coming by
Stopping Tottenham profitable the league, bullying Francis Coquelin, embarrassing Pablo Zabaleta, scoring the most effective objective Anfield has ever seen, two Premier Leagues, two Europa Leagues, help after help after help.
It was made all of the extra spectacular by the truth that he was typically pressured to hyperlink up with Alvaro Morata and Willian.
Nostalgia and romance is a very great factor, and even writing these moments out, considering again on such implausible recollections conjures up superb emotions.
I’ve tied myself in knots merely scripting this, I began off by saying that I do not assume it’s best to return.
However having immersed myself in Hazard recollections for the previous 20 minutes, I now assume: sod it, get him again ASAP and whereas we’re at it… what’s Ashley Cole as much as?