‘Where is the pen?’: Eden Hazard hints he will stay at Chelsea as fan urges him to sign new deal at end of season bash
- Eden Hazard has dropped biggest hint yet he will sign new deal at Chelsea
- Hazard cleaned up at the club’s end of season awards bash on Friday night
- He had a four-word response to fans telling him to sign a new contract
Eden Hazard has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will commit his future to Chelsea this summer.
The Belgian looks almost certain to have played his final game at Stamford Bridge, sending the Blues into the final of the Europa League with the winning penalty against Eintracht Frankfurt.
He has just over 12 months remaining on his contract and has failed to agree an extension amid heavy interest from Real Madrid.
Eden Hazard poses with his Goal of the Season award at Chelsea’s end-of-season bash
The Belgian star took home three awards including two Player of the Year prizes on Friday
But on Friday night the 28-year-old gave a response over his future that had Chelsea fans cheering at the club’s end of season awards.
Hazard cleaned up at the ceremony, and as he was presented with one of his three awards on stage, a member of the audience shouted out: ‘Sign the contract!’
To which he calmly responded, ‘Where is the pen?’
Twenty-four hours earlier he was coy about his future, saying: ‘I don’t think about that. I’m only thinking about winning something for this club and this squad.
Hazard asked ‘Where is the pen?’ when fans urged him to sign a new deal at the club
Callum Hudson-Odoi was rewarded for his progress with the Young Player of the Year award
‘If it’s my last game I will try to do everything for this club to win a trophy. In my mind, I don’t know yet.’
It comes with Hazard ‘on the verge of agreeing personal terms with Real Madrid’, according to a report in The Independent.
They say the two parties are close to agreement as the summer window approaches and the deal looks likely to go through.
Having been handed a two-window transfer ban by FIFA, Chelsea are exceedingly reluctant to sell Hazard but are likely to receive £100million for a player Real coach Zinedine Zidane is known to admire greatly.
Hazard claimed Goal of the Season for this strike in the League Cup against Liverpool last year
Zidane has been promised a large transfer kitty to revamp Real’s squad following a season of disappointment both domestically and in the Champions League.
At Chelsea’s end of season awards Hazard won Goal of the Season for his strike against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup in September, Players’ Player of the Year and Player of the Year.
Teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi lifted the Young Player of the Year prize.