Let’s be clear here. Eden Hazard isn’t a player who grew up in the shadow of Stamford Bridge and holds a great deal of love for the club. He plays for Chelsea because they pay him well and offer him a great chance to win silverware on a regular basis.
Unfortunately for the Blues, Real Madrid can top them in terms of financial compensation. Some Chelsea fans may disagree, but Los Blancos still are willing to offer larger wages than the Premier League giants. It’s not a huge difference, but Real Madrid will still be the highest bidder.
At 26 years of age, Hazard is starting to enter the prime earning phase of his career. His next contract may be the biggest he ever receives. Moving to Real Madrid when he signs that deal would maximize his earning potential.
If you don’t think money will play a large part in Hazard’s decision then you should enjoy supporting your non-league club. This is big boy football. Money matters.