EDEN HAZARD’s lack of consistency at Chelsea will be one concern Real Madrid have over signing him.
That is the verdict of Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy.
Eden Hazard’s future at Chelsea is in doubt with his contract expiring at the end of next season.
The Belgium star has revealed he is torn over whether signing a new deal or joining “dream” club Real Madrid.
Hazard was linked with the La Liga giants in the summer after he confirmed he wanted to leave Chelsea after the World Cup, but a deal failed to materialise.
And Bellamy reckons that was because Hazard has failed to show his best form in back-to-back seasons.
“He’s always spoken openly about his desire to play in Spain, it’s always been his dream,” Bellamy said.
“Real Madrid, and your Barcelonas, they have to be interested in him because that’s how good he is.
“Do you know what, I’m not surprised if they haven’t put a bid in, they haven’t gone for him.
“You know his talent, you know his worth, you know he’s going to cost a lot of money.
“But my concern would be how well he does one year, brilliant, like now we’re seeing, but then a year later he can be the complete opposite player who you don’t get much out of.
“If you’re going to pay that type of money and believe he’s world class, I’m sure we all sit here now and believe he’s world class, but he can go six, seven months of a season with performing okay, not like the Hazard we know and that concerns me.
“That’s maybe why they’ve probably waited another year, want to see him this year.
“I think he gets a great response off a new manager.
“I can see one of those two clubs, it’s only a matter of time before they try and buy him.”
Hazard has had a stunning start to the season with Chelsea and is the top scorer in the Premier League with seven goals from eight games.
The Blues are yet to lose in the league under Maurizio Sarri and are level on points with Manchester City at the top.