It’s been almost seven years since Eden Hazard announced the decision of where he would take his talents following the 2011-12 season with Lille. Hazard took to Twitter to publicly tell the world that he was signing with us.
Chelsea had won the race to sign Europe’s brightest burgeoning talent, beating the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.
I'm signing for the champion's league winner.— Eden Hazard (@hazardeden10) May 28, 2012
Since then, we’ve witnessed first-hand the growing greatness of Hazard and he’s become synonymous with the Chelsea shirt. But in the last couple years, he’s also become increasingly more vocal about his admiration for childhood idol Zinedine Zidane, who was managing his dream club Real Madrid. Now, with only one year left on his contract, The Decision: Part II is here.
True to form, we only got a tease from the man himself after completing possibly his final Premier League appearance on Sunday.
“Yes I have made my decision (on his future) but it is not just about me.
“Would I have liked it to be cleared up earlier in the season? Yes, I wanted that but that’s not happened. I’m still waiting like you are waiting and the fans are waiting.”
“Yes [I have already informed the club]. A couple of weeks ago.”
If Hazard’s decision was to stay, Chelsea would’ve surely announced something with great fanfare already.
Chelsea’s qualification for the Champions League apparently didn’t change Hazard’s decision either.
“No. I don’t think so. I have made my decision, that’s it. I’m still waiting.”
On the plus side, he remains focused on winning something for Chelsea, for at least one final time.
“When you are on the pitch, you try to be focused on the pitch with the ball. That’s it. When I am on the pitch I just try to do the best. I am not thinking about this and this, my situation or the club’s situation. I just try to win games.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Evening Standard
The only thing that has yet to be said is the definitive goodbye from Hazard himself.