Cesc Fabregas reckons that Eden Hazard will stay at Chelsea because he is a ‘loyal player’.
Hazard has recently been linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Real Madrid thought to be extremely keen on luring him to the Bernabeu for a number of years.
The Belgian has described a move to join Los Blancos as ‘a dream’ on a number of occasions, and earlier this week he told French TV station RMC that he has made a final decision on his future.
However, having been a teammate of Hazard’s for four-and-a-half years, Cesc Fabregas – who left Chelsea to join Monaco last month – reckons the 28-year-old playmaker will extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.
“I think he’s going to extend his contract with Chelsea. He’s a loyal player. He told me he would never fight with Chelsea to leave. This is his club, he has won so much in England,” Fabregas told Cadena SER.
“This is just what I think, but I know him well. If he has made a decision, it would never be to let the club down in the middle of the season, he would not do that.”
However, the Monaco midfielder said that Hazard may opt for a move the Spanish capital because it could be his last chance of fulfilling his dream.
“I don’t know what he will do,” Fabregas continued. ”I know he likes Madrid, it was his dream as a child to play there, but I also know he is very happy at Chelsea. I know his family are happy in London and he is one of the captains of the team.
“But he must make a decision as he is at the end of his contract, first because of money but also because, at 28 years old, it is the right and last time for him to go.”