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Former Liverpool star Graeme Souness has urged Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea at the end of the season and sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Hazard has had a magnificent seven seasons with Chelsea and has helped the club to two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and a surprising Europa League crown. But there is much speculation in the media which has all suggested that this could be his final season in England.

It is no secret that Hazard has ambitions to win the Champions League and Ballon D’or titles and there is a feeling that Chelsea cannot offer him that in the coming seasons, and it is also no secret that Madrid are looking to finally fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

And now that Zinedine Zidane is back in charge of the Spanish giants, there is a strong suggestion that the French legend will launch a massive £98 million move to try and secure a big money move for Hazard, who he is a big fan of.

And Souness believes Hazard needs to move on, writing in a column for the Sunday Times: ‘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 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.

Souness is making a bold claim by telling Hazard to leave Chelsea, but many already feel that he has decided that this will be his final season at Chelsea and many will not be surprised when he does leave.

But Real have not made an offer jus yet and until that happens, Hazard is a Chelsea player and should just keep focusing on doing the job for the club that pays his massive wages.


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