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Chelsea's Hazard may have to leave club to be world's best - Puel

Chelsea's Hazard may have to leave club to be world's best - Puel
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

Leicester boss Claude Puel has questioned whether Eden Hazard would need to leave Chelsea to become the best player in the world.

The Foxes chief gave Hazard his professional debut when he was a 16-year-old at Lille in 2007.

Hazard has starred for Chelsea since moving from Lille in 2012, winning the Premier League twice, and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The Belgium international has been quoted as saying he is ready to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Yet, ahead of their reunion when Leicester travel to Chelsea on Saturday, Puel remained unsure over Hazard's long-term future.

Puel said: "He can continue to make progress. After, I do not know if he has to stay at Chelsea or not -- is that a problem?

"But I think he can continue to develop as a player. He has all the qualities to play for all the great teams in Europe, of course.

"He can make the difference, so for me he is a top player in Europe.

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