Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata believes playmaker Eden Hazard won’t try and push through a dream transfer to Real Madrid, despite speculations he will become a Bernabeu star in the near future
Morata, who has recently forced his way back into the reckoning at Stamford Bridge and knows a thing or two about Los Blancos having started his well-documented career in the Spanish capital, thinks Hazard is there to stay in west London for some time yet.
Hazard was touted as the man to become Florentino Perez’s marquee signing last summer, and although the 27-year-old wasn’t shy in hiding his desire to join the Whites, nothing materialized.
Since then and off the back of a stellar World Cup with Belgium, Hazard has been a star turn in Maurizio Sarri’s Blues outfit which has reached joint-top in the Premier League table.
“We’ve said that it’s not that he wants to leave Chelsea but if Madrid comes in for him, that won’t be an obstacle,” Morata told Spanish broadcaster Cuatro, in response to a question about his club team-mate.
“The thing is that he has a very good relationship with the club, he’s happy there and it’s not like other cases when a player wants to leave a club at any cost, but if it’s good for Chelsea they will keep that in mind.”