Chelsea legend says Blues must compete for trophies to keep Hazard

Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit reckons that Eden Hazard will only remain at Chelsea if the club are capable of competing for major honours.

Despite a summer of intense speculation linking him with a big money move to Real Madrid, Hazard seems set to remain at Stamford Bridge for the upcoming Premier League season.

However, the 27-year-old playmaker only has two years left on his current contract at Chelsea, and has flirted with the likes of Real Madrid this summer.

Former Blues player and manager Ruud Gullit believes that Hazard is hungry to win trophies and Chelsea’s best chance of keeping him in West London is to convince him that he is at the right club to fulfil his ambitions.

“Players want to win trophies – you know your career is short,” Gullit told BBC Sport.

“Hazard came to Chelsea to win things, not just to play well and earn a lot of money, and he still wants to win trophies – major ones – now.

“Chelsea have to create that opportunity for him – if they can’t, then you cannot blame him if he does want to leave.

“Can they do it this season? It is too early to tell.”

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