‘I think it is goodbye’ – Hazard wants Chelsea exit after Europa League final victory
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard says he thinks he will leave the club following their Europa League victory over Arsenal.
Hazard played a starring role in Baku, scoring twice during the Blues’ comfortable 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday evening.
It was widely expected to be his last game for the club, as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract, and he all-but confirmed that after the match.
Speaking to BT Sport’s Darrell Currie Hazard said "We will decide in a few days and the only target in my mind was to win this final. I have made my decision already and now I'm waiting on both clubs.
" I think it is a goodbye, but in football you never know. "
"My dream was to play in the Premier League and I have done that for one of the biggest clubs so maybe now it is the time for a new challenge."
Expanding on the issue, Hazard added: "I want a new challenge. Like I said last year after the World Cup but it didn't happen. So now it's between both clubs. So I will see. I am still waiting, like you are waiting, and the fans are waiting. So we will see in a couple of days."
Hazard, 28, has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid, a club that he has openly flirted with in the past.
He has spoken of his desire to win the Champions League, a position that Chelsea haven’t been in for a few years, whilst Real have won the past three editions of the tournament.
Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012, after the club won the Champions League, and he helped them to win two Premier League titles and now two Europa Leagues during his time with the team.