Real Madrid have apparently offered Eden Hazard £400,000 a week to join the Spanish club this summer, according to this exclusive from the Sun.
That monster offer, which they repeatedly remind us is FREE OF TAX, is, unfortunately for Chelsea, coming straight out of the transfer fee they would otherwise have to pay for the Belgian.
Effectively, by letting his contract run down so that there’s just one year left, we’ve lowered his value hugely. Madrid should be paying us £250m for him, instead they may sneak him for £100m. And what will they spend that money on?
This massive contract he’s getting.
So while we like to see our boy get paid, we just wish it wasn’t effectively our missed earnings that are being lavished on him.
Whatever money we get, we need to make sure it’s invested wisely so that this situation doesn’t occur again anytime soon. We used to be smart about keeping our players under contract or selling them.
Now, tragically, we’re acting like Arsenal.