Eden Hazard Says Goodbye to Chelsea

Eden Hazard. Photo by Michael Zemanek/BPI/REX/Shutterstock

Eden Hazard was the Man of the Match in Chelsea’s 4-1 Europa League Final triumph over Arsenal on Wednesday night.

The Belgian midfielder scored two goals and provided an assist in Chelsea’s triumph, the second in Hazard’s tenure with the club.

Nonetheless, after seven seasons and 85 goals with the Blues, Hazard stated after the final in Baku that this match was “probably a goodbye” for him with Chelsea.

Hazard has long been linked to rumors for a move to Real Madrid this summer, a club which has long been interested in acquiring the elite midfielder’s services.

The 28-year-old also stated that he “wants a new challenge,” and moving to the Spanish giants or another big European club might give him the opportunity to lift the Champions League trophy, one thing that he has not yet been able to accomplish in his career.

In total, in his time with the Premier League club, Hazard won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup once, the English League Cup once, and the Europa League twice.

The Belgian international began his career with Lille and then moved to Chelsea for a 35 million euro transfer fee in 2012.

If Real Madrid or any other club wants to acquire his services this summer, it will be much more pricey than that figure.