As the January transfer window closes in, Chelsea fans are taking to social media to debate the prospect of Eden Hazard returning to Stamford Bridge.
Whilst Roman Abramovich is a keen believer that the 30-year-old winger could rekindle his status as one of the best players in the world if he were to return to west London, some Blue fans remain unconvinced.
A report by El Nacional claims that Chelsea aren’t willing to pay more than £34 million for Real Madrid’s number seven, despite now being valued at £22.5 million by Transfermarkt.
The disparity in valuations should hand Marina Granovskaia the first red flag over the ‘unnecessary’ transfer of Hazard.
“Look, I think Eden is one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players – he’s definitely top ten, easy – what he achieved in seven years here can’t be touched, but I’m very wary of the fact that he’s basically spent two years out injured.
“He’s had a lot of problems, he’s not necessarily the same Eden Hazard who Chelsea fans remember.
He hasn’t got that same burst of acceleration. Injuries have taken a toll on him.”
Newson then added how Hazard’s return would not only hamper the Blues’ financial structure, but also his and Tuchel’s legacy