Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink claims Chelsea will struggle to keep hold of Eden Hazard if the rumours of a move to Real Madrid have any foundation.
The Belgian forward is widely tipped to swap England for Spain this summer, with his last match for the Blues potentially coming on Wednesday's Europa League final clash with Arsenal.
Hasselbaink, who scored 88 goals for Chelsea over a four-year spell, stated that the deal is no longer within his former club's control, and that Hazard will be the one who decides whether he remains at Stamford Bridge or not. The Dutchman also suggested that the club will need to reinforce heavily to replace the 28-year-old, with none of the current crop at his level.
“If Chelsea can keep Hazard, it would help them big time but it’s going to be difficult to keep him. Real Madrid are a dream club and he loves Zinedine Zidane so it will be tough," he told William Hill.
"I think the situation is out of Chelsea’s hands. It’s a big move for him and Real Madrid.
“The Europa League final is a 50/50 game," he added.
Source : 90min