Mur­phy can’t see Haz­ard stay­ing at Chelsea

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LON­DON: Chelsea star Eden Haz­ard will make the ‘in­evitable’ switch to Real Madrid this summer, be­lieves Danny Mur­phy.

The Blues play­maker has en­joyed an­other stellar sea­son with the cham­pi­ons-elect — scor­ing 15 goals and con­tribut­ing five as­sists — and has been in­stru­men­tal in se­cur­ing the Premier League ti­tle.

How­ever, de­spite the suc­cess­ful cam­paign, Haz­ard, Diego Costa and man­ager An­to­nio Conte’s fu­tures at Stamford Bridge are all shrouded in un­cer­tainty.

When asked on BBC’s Match of the Day who would be the big­gest loss out of the three, Mur­phy replied: “Haz­ard for me. He is the game-changer, he’s the su­per­star in that team. In all the big games I’ve watched he’s been the dif­fer­ence be­tween a draw and a win.

“Very hard to han­dle in­di­vid­u­ally, fit­ness lev­els have been great this sea­son and his end prod­uct has been re­ally good as well.

“I don’t ex­pect to see him in a Chelsea shirt with ev­ery­thing we have heard. You hear what Madrid are say­ing, you hear what Haz­ard’s say­ing — it seems in­evitable there’s a move in the off­ing.

“It seems like ev­ery­body has that de­sire to play for Barca or Madrid, when they come knock­ing you can’t stop these play­ers (from leav­ing).

“We will have to wait and see, it’s go­ing to be a dif­fi­cult summer if they do go, two top play­ers (Haz­ard and Costa).” Daily Mail

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