Chelsea transfer news: Chelsea are reportedly keen to re-sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid after the Belgian parted ways with the west London club back in 2019. Hazard made a £100m deal move to the LaLiga side but was unable to retain his top form at his new club.
Hence, the player has been at the centre of huge criticism from Real’s supporters. The frustration from the fans is also understandable as Hazard has just 5 goals from 51 appearances for Madrid. This is a huge contrast from his goal tally of 110 goals in 352 games for Chelsea.
The Belgian’s career in Spain was also largely hindered by his injury troubles. Since signing for Real in 2019, Hazard has been sidelined with injury for 415 days. Including his latest muscular problems that he picked up during the international break.
However, Roman Abramovich believes that Hazard may be able to redeem himself with a return to Chelsea. Hence, the Premier League side have started “informal” talks with the Spanish outfit, via El Nacional.
Chelsea transfer news: Blues will have to free space for Hazard return
The Thomas Tuchel led side is already packed with players and has enough squad depth. Hence, if they are planning to re-sign Eden Hazard they will have to make space in the dressing room. Tuchel may have to consider letting go of some of his wingers that he rarely plays and here we have listed his options.
Hakim Ziyech is likely to be one of the stars that may depart from Stamford Bridge. After arriving at Chelsea in 2020 as one of Lampard’s star signings. Ziyech failed to be as successful as many hoped him to be. The Morocco international is rarely seen in Thomas Tuchel’s lineup.
Ziyech is in a similar situation to that of Hazard’s in Real Madrid. Hence, with abundant players to play along the wings, Ziyech may be the first one Tuchel may opt to ship if asked to do so.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is another player that may get a ticket. After making some impressive performances for Chelsea under Frank Lampard. The English forward has fallen down the pecking order under Thomas Tuchel. Many feel he must think about moving away from Chelsea to improve his future.
Chelsea transfer news: Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to be sold?
Both Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are choking for minutes on the pitch. The duo have huge potential and have been a great help to the squad whenever they play. However, they are rarely on the pitch, with Tuchel favoring other players over them.
But the duo will have to start looking to shift away from Chelsea if they need more opportunities. Barkley is 28 and Ruben is 25, hence with both of them nearing the prime of their careers. They have to try and shine on the pitch even if it’s not at Stamford Bridge.
Both players have spent time away from Chelsea on loan deals. With them performing well for their temporary clubs. However, it will be wise for them to start thinking of permanent options. This will help them get better opportunities and this will also benefit Chelsea, who are looking to make space for Hazard.
Chelsea are still not giving any official hints in their interest in re-signing Hazard. But seeing their former great struggling at Spain, Chelsea may try to bring him home. After all, it would be great to see Hazard and Lukaku partner up in Stamford Bridge.