Gianfranco Zola believes Eden Hazard has the ideal conditions to attain even greater heights at Chelsea.
The 23-year-old Belgium playmaker is the PFA and Football Writers’ Association player of the year after an outstanding season, and has been earning admiring glances from Real Madrid.
Zola, voted Chelsea’s greatest ever player by fans, said: “I don’t think Chelsea would be willing to let him go and he has signed a new contract. It will be great for Chelsea and for him if he stays.
“He’s got perfect conditions to keep improving and to try to get to another level. I believe Chelsea really can provide that for him. He’s an amazing player. You like to see players like him playing.
“He’s one of those players you’d pay for a ticket to go and watch, even if you don’t support the team he’s playing for.
“I can see him getting better and better because he’s young and he plays for a team and a manager that will be pushing him to improve all the time.”
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