With it looking more and more likely Eden Hazard, 28, will leave Chelsea in the summer this season for Real Madrid, here are three potential replacements that can fill the Belgian’s spot.
Hirving Lozano is a Mexican international, who often likes to cut inside with the ball and shoot. He is right footed and is 23 (24 in July). He is a promising youngster with a lot of potential, and PSV to Chelsea is definitely a step up for Lozano. Manchester United are also interested in him, but manager Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has previously stated he doesn’t want to sign players just because they are giving £20 million pounds more than (for example) us. We also have Champions League football next season, whereas United don’t. Whether Hirving comes to the Bridge or not, he has often been compared to
Hazard and I would love to see him to come to us this summer.
What a lot of people haven’t thought of is that if Hazard leaves Chelsea for £86million (not £100 which I believe he’s worth) there could be a small swap deal in there. Whether it’s permanent or on loan (like when Kovacic came to us for a season on loan when Courtois left permanently), I would not like to see the Welshman at Chelsea whatsoever. He’s 29 (30 in July) and has done everything big in his career. I believe we need to get someone between the age of 21-28 to replace Hazard and coming from Real Madrid to Chelsea isn’t a step up for Bale. If he came, I would back him, but I wouldn’t like him to come.
Leon Bailey is (in my opinion) the best candidate to replace Hazard. He is 21, Jamaican and plays for German club Bayer Leverkusen. He has been dubbed the “heir to Arjen Robben”, due to a very similar game style to the Dutchman. Considering Hudson-Odoi is better at playing on the left wing, if Hazard leaves, the right wing is left vacated, so Leon Bailey could very easily fit into the team.
They are three players that could replace Hazard. Let me know your thoughts on each player and other players that could replace him in the comments below.