Chelsea or Real Madrid: Rivaldo sends strong message to Eden Hazard

Brazil legend, Rivaldo has urged Chelsea’s star player, Eden Hazard to make a transfer move to the La Liga giants, Real Madrid, in this summer transfer window.

Rivaldo believes the Belgium international will be a perfect signing for the Los Blancos.

The ex-midfield maestro believes Hazard will become successful at the Santiago Bernabeu if he eventually leaves Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

Hazard has been heavily linked with a mega move to the Champions League holders over the past two years.

The 28-year-old, who has been in top form this season, is yet to sign a new contract at Chelsea.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Cardiff City on Sunday, Rivaldo was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “Hazard could be more than just a great player at Madrid.

“Eden Hazard would be a perfect signing for Real Madrid, not only for his talents as a player, but also as a leader.

“He lead the Belgian team at the World Cup and does the same currently at Chelsea.

“He already has the experience and know-how of taking responsibility on his own and could be an important piece in this transition phase the club is in after Ronaldo’s departure.

“He, as well as other new players that be signed before the new season starts, could put Real Madrid back to winning ways in Europe and Spain, battling for titles with Barcelona and other big clubs.”

Hazard’s contract with Chelsea will expire in June 2020.