The Boston Celtics faced the Philadelphia 76ers in London, an NBA match the fans of basketball couldn’t miss (if they could afford the tickets), and Eden Hazard was one of the Chelsea players who formed a group and watched the game together.
Even on a day… dedicated to basketball though, the Belgian couldn’t avoid answering a new contract-related question, as rumours both in Spain and the UK claim he is seriously thinking about moving to Real Madrid in the summer.
Yes. I think Thibaut first. Then I will sign
Hazard replied when asked by Mirror Football if he is going to sign a new deal at Chelsea. “Yes”, but only after Thibaut Courtois signs his contract extension first, which may never happen.
Courtois has publicly admitted that he may not renew his current deal with Chelsea, which runs out in the summer of 2019. Hazard has a contract tying him to Chelsea until summer of 2020, but he as well has hinted at a move to Spain.
I knew that [my former girlfriend] would return to Madrid, so that has its influence too. I love my children to death. When you miss them, you are sometimes wondering: ‘Shouldn’t I play in Spain in the next few years?’ That’s why I want to take my time to make a decision on that contract extension
the Blues star told Stadion on VTM, a Belgium TV show, referring to the mother of his kids, who has already settled down in Madrid.