Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Ander Herrera: 'Eden Hazard is best player in Premier League'

Ander Herrera: 'Eden Hazard is best player in Premier League'

Chelsea attacker Eden Hazard reveals that he is "waiting" for the club to sign "good players" before he decides on his long-term future.

The Belgian star's current contract runs out in 2020 and, although the Stamford Bridge hierarchy desperately want him to agree a new one, the fact that he is 27 years of age means he knows this is probably the last deal he will sign in his prime.

He has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, and Los Blancos are still monitoring his progress at the London based club.

"I'm waiting for new players next season", he said, when asked what would convince him to commit his future to Chelsea. "In my opinion he's the best player in the league, I've said that since my first day here", Herrera told The Big Interview with Graham Hunter.

'Yeah, [I have to think about] a lot of things, and then we will see.

Herrera's United side will come up against Hazard's Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Eden Hazard has challenged Chelsea to match his ambitions with new signings to bolster the squad. I think, to play Champions League next season is important.

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The 27-year-old has been attracting attention from Real Madrid, sparking rumours that he could be leaving in the summer.

"We are Chelsea and we need a trophy at the end of the season, and at the moment we are nothing".

"But one thing is for sure: I'm happy here".

The Belgium worldwide has until 2020 to run on his current deal at Stamford Bridge, but with the Blues out of the UEFA Champions League next season, speculation will gather pace regarding a potential transfer. After the World Cup we will be...

"Everyone knows the respect I have for Zidane as a player, but also as a manager". That's why I want to win'. We are not qualified for the Champions League next season, so this season has been bad, so now we can save a little bit this season, with this trophy.

"Trophies are important", said Hazard. "I just want to win", he added. I hope this year is for me and for Chelsea. "We will give everything".

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