ex-Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has urged Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea and join Real Madrid for “Fresh Challenge” next season.
“Eden needs the fresh challenge of moving to Real Madrid this summer.
“I know Chelsea’s fans won’t thank me for saying so and we’ll all miss watching the player who’s probably been the best in the Premier League over the past three or four seasons, but there’s more to come from Hazard and it’s now or never for him to prove that.
“He needs to be extended and pushed because he’s capable of going to another level, where he scores 30-plus goals a season.” : Souness wrote in his column for the Sunday Times.
The Sky Pundit further added:
“Where will Chelsea be without him? To lose him would be a huge blow because he’s their one outstanding talent.
“The word is he’s a really good lad, but he can be accused of getting in his armchair a bit during games and drifting out of them. That’s why it’s now or never.
“He needs to be in a more challenging environment. He has been fabulous for Chelsea but needs to be pushed, by himself or the environment he’s in, to go to the next level.
“Moving to Real Madrid can bring that out of him.”