HAZARD SAYS HE WILL SIGN NEW CONTRACT WITH CHELSEA, BUT ONLY AFTER COURTOIS
Eden Michael Hazard is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English club Chelsea and the Belgium national team. He primarily plays as an attacking midfielder and as a wide midfielder.
The attacker says he will ink a new deal with the Blues, but only after his team-mate has signed his own extension
Chelsea star Eden Hazard has offered new hope to fans that he will sign a new contract with the Blues, but still claims team-mate Thibaut Courtois will be the first to get an extension.
Hazard has been consistently linked to Real Madrid, with reports on Thursday even suggesting that he had agreed a move to Spain.
But the winger, who took in the NBA clash between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers in London on Thursday along with a host of other big names , has once again hinted at a new deal with Blues, pouring cold water on some of the rumours about his future.
“Yes,” Hazard told Mirror Football when asked if he would ink a new contract with the London outfit. “I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign.”
Hazard and Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League, just a point back of second-placed Manchester United but 16 behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
The Belgian has played a large part in his club’s success so far this season, scoring six goals and adding two assists in the league to help the club hold firm in the top four.
Hazard has two years left on his contract, while his Belgian team-mate Courtois has just one year left on his current deal, and both players have been widely linked with moves to Spain, with the goalkeeper even hinting at a move to Madrid back in December.
“It is not always easy, but I’d also seen this coming,” Courtois said of his a personal situation while speaking on Belgian television show Stadion on VTM. “I knew that [my former girlfriend] would return to Madrid, so that has its influence too. I love my children to death.