Chelsea are reportedly set to hand Eden Hazard a bumper new deal that will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League.
According to an exclusive report by Daily Express, Chelsea are set to make Eden Hazard the highest paid player in the Premier League, having offered him a bumper new contract worth £300,000 per week. The Belgian winger is expected to give the green light to the deal, despite interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Hazard has been an instrumental figure for Chelsea ever since he joined the Premier League club from Lille in the summer of 2012. In fact, the Belgian has been the bedrock of much of the Blues’ success over the last five years, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world.
Since moving to Chelsea, Hazard has made over 250 appearances, with an impressive return of 72 goals and 65 assists to show for his efforts. And coming off his most productive campaign for the West London club – the player bagged 16 goals and 5 assists in the Premier League – his stock has skyrocketed.
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Needless to say, several clubs could be boosted immensely if they secure the services of the Belgium international. But, Florentino Perez is believed to be one of his biggest admirers, with Real Madrid heavily linked with Hazard for a long time now.
Attack has been one of the stronger suits for Real Madrid, who have dominated Spanish and European football under Zinedine Zidane. But, with Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale struggling to perform at their best levels, Cristiano Ronaldo is often left with too much to do up front, despite the emergence of Marco Asensio.
Los Blancos have, therefore, struggled to score as consistently at the early juncture of the 2017-18 season as they have previously under Zidane. Thus, the Frenchman is believed to be prioritising the reinforcement of attack, something he has hinted at in some recent interviews.
However, Real Madrid’s pursuit of Hazard could come to a halt soon, with Chelsea set to offer him a bumper new contract that will make him the highest paid player in the Premier League. The £300,000-a-week deal will see him earn more than Paul Pogba, who currently pockets £290,000 per week.
Hazard, too, is keen on renewing terms with the Premier League champions, despite previously admitting that he would be open to a move to Real Madrid. With a renewal imminent, it remains to be seen if Real Madrid continue holding an interest in the Belgian.