Former Chelsea and France defender William Gallas has admitted that the Blues could fail in their bid to make Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois commit their future to the Stamford Bridge due to Real Madrid’s persistent offer for both players.
Real Madrid have been monitoring both players for a very long time and they are reportedly set to launch a mouthwatering offer which the Blues might be unable to refuse in the summer.
According to the Frenchman while speaking with Goal.com, Chelsea should begin to search for both players’ replacement ahead of next season. He further advised the Premier League Champions not to be too sure that they will keep the two Belgians beyond the summer World Cup.
He believes there are great players in the world who can perfectly replace both players at Stamford Bridge, should they decide to move to Santiago Benarbeu this summer. He is calling on Chelsea scouts to intensify their search for another world-class netminder and winger.
“To be honest, you have got so many great players in the world that if Hazard or Courtois has to leave, you can find a good goalkeeper and winger to replace Courtois and Eden,” Gallas told Goal.
After failing to win any Champions League trophy with the Blues, Gallas believes both players could be tempted to join Madrid where they stand a better chance of winning the highly-valued trophy before they end their respective careers.
“I don’t think they have won the Champions League with Chelsea, so maybe that’s why they want to leave and go to another club,” the Frenchman told Goal.
Speaking on Hazard’s desire to play for Zinedine Zidane’s team, Gallas admonished the Blues hierarchy not to be furious with the Belgian’s decision as he has been phenomenal for Chelsea since his move to the club from Ligue 1 side Lille in 2012.
“You have to accept it. You don’t have to be upset because he has played for Chelsea for many years. All the time he was playing with that blue shirt and giving everything for that club,” he concluded.